Five things you MUST have in your glove box! – Laugh Linkup

It can be an interesting life when you don’t have a filter. Sometimes I just say things without speaking – do you know what I mean?

Like when I was speaking with the lovely Lauren from Create Make Bake over the weekend.

We were at a lovely high tea together (more to come on that) and were talking about how much cheese we wanted to stuff in to our faces and how since having children we have jelly bellies!

It was the first time that we’d met but that didn’t stop me from being me.

I boasted that I was wearing sucky-in knickers so could scoff without worrying too much and she said she’d forgotten hers. I actually don’t think that she needs them but was just saying so to be nice to me! Bless.

Anyhow, it got me thinking about things that would be handy to have in your glove box…

1. Sucky-in undies.

For those occasions when you eat or drink too much and can’t be fugged sucking in your gut all day/night!

muffin top

2. A nappy.

Even if you don’t have kids in nappies anymore they are great at soaking up spillages and can be good when you have to scoop-up poo stuff.

3. A cash stash.

If you have older kids you’ll have to hide it in your feminine hygiene stuff or your car service manual, but it will prove valuable when you are desperate for a bottle of wine but have no money go somewhere and forget your wallet.

4. A condom.

Keeping bananas dry are very important if you have fussy eaters! ๐Ÿ˜‰

5. Bribes.

Bubbles, a lollipop, a cheap toy, you never know when you’re going to have to whip out something to bribe distract the kids.

What do you have in your glove box? Any suggestions for me?

Do you have a filter or do you blurt out stuff accidentally?


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I’m also joining in with my fellow Monday linky ladies!

Kirsty from at My Home Truths for I Must Confess

Alicia over at One Mother Hen for Open Slather Mondayย 

Eva @ The Multitasking Mummy for Mummy Mondays


  1. Last night I was thinking I was the one who had over shared! You are too kind. If only you could see (well maybe not as that would be kinda creepy) the bloated muffin I’ve got going on today after eating waaay too much yummy food over the weekend, you may retract that statement.
    Funny you write about this today, I came home to find my husband had removed EVERYTHING from my car (including the glove box) while I was gone yesterday as apparently it was a ‘disgrace’โ€ฆ When I ‘restock’ later this morning, I am so adding a pair of tummy suckers ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I’ve got a secret stash of party mix lollies*. Drinking and driving is no good but sugar highs are fine!

    * see jelly belly reference above. Yup!

  3. Love the nappy idea! Spills are forever occurring in our car, never even thought to use a nappy – brilliant!!
    I keep a stash of gold coins for shopping trolleys (& wine if there is enough of them)!
    So jelly you got to meet all those lovely ladies – looks like it was a fun afternoon! xx

  4. My filter is pretty much non existent once I’m two drinks in and yep, I’ve been known to share the joy of suck it undies with anyone who will listen! My glove box is a bit boring and has the car manual, a box of tissues and several of the kid’s books in it.

  5. My glove box is also very boring. My car – on the other hand – hasn’t been cleaned out in months and months so houses everything from the heels I wore when I attempted burlesque dancing earlier this year, to my yoga towel and mat, a few empty bottles of water and a million Dan Murphy’s Click and Collect receipts. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Sometimes I wish I was like that (no filter) because I’m so quiet and it makes me sad to think that if I ever met any bloggers (not likely) my sense of humour (in writing) wouldn’t be apparent in person. Sigh. Oh well.

    The High Tea thing sounds awesome. And I reckon the sign of a true friendship is when you can enjoy each others company without feeling the need to suck your gut in.

  7. Sucky-in undies give me wind for some weird reason which bloats me even more. Probably shouldn’t have shared that huh.

  8. You’re weird! I think I wrote something mildly funny this week so I’m here! Ta da! Got to run and do the groceries but I’ll be back to read all the other posts when the children sleep…mwa!

  9. Don’t open my glove box. It is full of stuff – what I don’t know, just stuff. There are so many McDonalds serviettes in there. We hardly ever eat McDonalds but for some reason we hoard great handfuls of serviettes when we do, and they all end up in there. God forbid anyone opens it…

  10. At the moment I only have sunglasses in my glovebox as Ive just got it back from the smash repairers. But ironically I have most of those items in my nappy bag – but just the banana, not the condom!

  11. I am a total blurter! Absolute. So many times I walk out of somewhere and silently flagellate myself for the ridiculous things I’ve said. It’s even worse if you add in a couple of glasses of wine! I would add baby wipes to that list, even if you don’t have baby wipes. Dave and I have vowed that we will still be buying them long after we no longer need them for wiping bums and cleaning sticky fingers coz they are just so useful!

  12. I have no filter and it causes me no end of grief! I’m always kicking myself for the things I’ve said that I didn’t mean to say. Love the list – I never go anywhere without a nappy. My little one always waits til we leave the house to have a poo. I guess it makes life more interesting. Sorry that’s too much information as well isn’t it? Oh wellโ€ฆ.

  13. Yes!! Money for an emergency bottle of wine!!

  14. I really need to work on my filter. Blame working from home for far too long and having my three girls for company.

    I have wet weather gear in my glove box. The kind you can roll into a tiny ball and forget about until you really need it like most school drop offs and netball when it’s guaranteed to rain each and every time I’m on duty.

    You will also find a first aid kit and I also have a pair of tweezers because well I will practice my filter on this one and possibly keep you guessing.

  15. merilyn says:

    love no. 4 hun!
    the mind boggles and once boggled moves on! …
    lol m:)X

  16. My glove box is sooo boring. All I have are my car user booklets in it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. My Glove box is soooo boring! Car manuals, spare headlight bulbs and some random tools that my husband insists I will need to change a tyre if I ever need to (What he doesn’t realise is I will be calling him or the Roadside Assistance)

  18. I have no idea what’s in my glove box!! That said, my car does need a really good clean out…

  19. Lydia C Lee says:

    I need nappies in the car. I drink tea and it sometimes tips out of the drink holder…

  20. I tend to not have a filter..then I blurt something out and think oh fuck why did I say that. Thankfully it hasn’t lost me any friends..yet.

  21. Oh and I was looking in Paul’s glove box on Friday and found a porno LOL!

  22. The glove box is genius – I have been carrying this stuff around in my purse for years! Hiding $$ in feminine products is crafty too.

  23. I always wish I had tissues or baby wipes in the glovebox – alas I only have an old street directory that I never refer to anymore. I really should make my glovebox more useful, shouldn’t I?

  24. I am surprised there aren’t cobwebs in my glove box. I hardly use it! It just has the car manual and a pen in it, a spare pair of sunnies, a small pair of binoculars and a fold up multi tool thingy ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. I like the suck-in undies… I have a few of those. Thanks for the linky! Have a great week ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Amen to the emergency nappies- so many uses ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Finally a use for those nappies I have been storing in my garage for the past 5 years. I dont think you need a filter – I like your lack of filtering. I may also be saying that because it makes me feel better as my filter was faulty too ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

  28. Haha! I didn’t have my sucky in undies on but I wear them too! Yep, definitely need to have them in my glove box. I have gone down the more practical Mummy route with a First Aid Kit in my glove box. You will also find floating around in my car, half eaten packets of chips or biscuit remnants incase someone gets a case of the munchies.

  29. I love that you have no filter Emily! That’s what keeps me coming back to your blog and makes me laugh! I think i definitely have a filter.. I worry too much about what I say and how it might come across.. In my glovebox… Totally boring, just service manual, CDs, and that’s about it.

  30. The spare nappy is actually a good one to have! A friend of mine was recently caught in a massive jam for 2 hours with all 3 of her kids in the car. They soon just HAD to go to the toilet but there was no sign of the jam letting up. The solution? Empty drink bottles for the boys… the girl didn’t have to go yet, but if she did, she said she happened to have an old nappy in her glove compartment from years ago which would do the trick for her girl.


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