I went to my son’s Back to School Night last week, (yes, he’s already back!) and the car parked next to me had this family car sticker on the back window. If you thought personalized backpacks were bad, how about driving around town with the names of everyone in the family plastered on your car for everyone to see. And underneath…the name of your kid’s school. And if that’s not bad enough, look closely. They’ve even provided mom and dad’s first names. Unbelievable!
I’m sure the driver has the best intentions and is showing family pride, but the stickers are dangerous. They provide enough information for a stranger to use and trick a kid into believing s/he’s friends of the family. God forbid it should ever happen, but I can just see the following scenario: “Hey, Kayleigh. Your mom, Alison, and dad, Thomas, asked me to pick you up because they had to take your little brother, Hudson, to the doctor. Don’t worry, I’ll take you there right now.” Scary, right?
Needless to say, I don’t understand the appeal of these car decals. Sure, the stick figures are cute, but to put your family at risk? Umm, no thanks! And if you really can’t live without them, you can take them home and stick them on a back window or if you have one, a sliding back door. That way, you don’t have to worry about someone walking into the door when it’s closed.
What do you think of family car decals? Would you drive around town with one? Sound off in the comments below.
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