Holly - posted on 10/20/2010 ( 31 moms have responded )
So I usually post news stories for debate, but I've been thinking about this for a long time now and I thought I'd ask for your opinions :)
One day I saw some of those cute "Our Family" stickers for the back windows of cars. I wanted it and my hubby said no because he says it gives out too much info about our family to total strangers. This is also the reason why he won't ever put any bumper stickers about family on the car (i.e. "My child is ________ at __________ School!) or let our kids use car window safe chalk to write on the cars.
I thought about it for a minute and realized he has a very valid point. So, I did a little experiment. One Saturday I drove around the block for a bit. There was one car that was empty, but covered in the kinds of things I listed above. Here is what I was able to deduce about the family JUST from their car (I never saw them before):
They have 4 kids, 3 of which are girls and 1 is a boy. The boy is the youngest (this is based on the sizes of the charters on the family sticker and the order in which the kids were put on).
They have 2 cats, a dog and a bird as pets.
All the kids' schools were on the car in the form of bumper stickers expaining the kids' achievements.
The older 2 girls do ballet (or some form of dance, their family sticker characters have on ballet outfits) and their studio was listed on a bumper sticker.
The remaining girl is into soccer (her character on the family sticker has a soccer ball) and her team name AND jersey number were written on the car in that car safe chalk.
The boy is into football (his family sticker character is wearing the pads and holding a football).
The dad is most likely a fireman (his character is dressed like one) and the mom is most likely a professional working mom (her character was wearing a business suit and holding a breifcase).
They went to Disney Land fairly recently (the bumper sticker wasn't yet faded) and they have gone before (their license plate frame is a Disney Land one, but it's faded WAY more than the bumper sticker). The newer sticker could either mean they just got around to putting it on, OR it could mean their children were off track last month, which would put them in C track (our school is year-round remember).
I think that is A LOT of info for random strangers to have about a family, and especially the kids! What do you all think?