I have had this in my head for a while but another post motivated me to put it down to paper...or computer.
I hate those stick figure people. What exactly is the point? Oh look I have a family, well good on ya, so do I.
Don't get me wrong this could all be sour grapes since I could never find stick figures to represent my family. I would need an adult son, holding a beer, with his other hand out for money. An adult daughter in my purse looking for what the boy didn't get, she would not have her keys because they would be locked in her car again. The two little ones would be halfway across the window throttling each other in Bart Simpson fashion. Troy and I would be standing there, smiling and waving. :) The cat would be clear across the window acting like he doesn't know us.
So if you could find them what would be your family in stick figures?
Theresa its the ones with the Mickey Mouse ears that really set me off! :p
I have one sticker on my back window. St Louis University. If you knew what I went through for that degree you would understand why it is front and center. :) On my old car I had stickers from my kids high schools. When you pay over 20 thousand in tuition a year you want people to know why you are driving a beater. :(
We would have a 11 y.o. fashion diva with a cell phone glued to her ear or to her hands texting. A 6 y.o. with a football helment on with a baseball bat in his hands and soccer ball at his feet. The 7 y.o. you wouldn't be able to see because he would be in his camo on the 4 wheeler and my one year old would be grinning from ear to ear while playing in the potty. My hair would be going every which way as I tote my brief case and lunch to work. My husband would have on his comfy clothing that he gets to wear every day along with his cup of coffee and fav hat on.
Let's see. My sticker would take up the whole bumper, with my toddler the focal point, running amuk, being chased by mommy and daddy. The family cat would call the right corner of the bumper her safe place.
I have never been a fan of the stick families, but unfortunately I have them on my mini van. My SIL gave it to me for a christmas gift. A few months passed and i had not put them up yet. I just kept saying "oh yeah, I just haven't had a chance yet. The van has been so dirty lately. I was worried they would not stick good when it is so cold out. Etc. Etc. Etc." I was running out of excuses. Finally the next time I saw her she offered to "help" me get them on. So there they are. They are pretty basic, Daddy with a Blackberry, me in a dress, son reading a book, daughter as a ballerina, another son running in a super hero cape, and another son in a diaper. I guess I really don't care too much, but I am kinda hoping I don't get a new set when we get a new vehicle.
The only other "personal" thing on the back is a Chicago Blackhawks license plate cover thingy. Pretty boring I guess.
aw, my stick figures would be cute..... two girly girls, one with perfect hair, ones with messy hair, then my husband(with a beer) and me with a little stick figure in my "belly"........then a little boy cat who wont stop licking his ''area''.
Well, J., I am disappointed. I was truly hoping this was a rant about actual people who are stick-figure thin. I was hoping the rant also included something about how ridiculous it is when those people say stuff like, "All I did to lose my baby weight was dance around when the Wiggles came on!" or "I sure do love being only 115 lbs!" Meanwhile, here I am counting out my calories, logging all my foods, avoiding sugar and flour, working out at least an hour a day... and I am definitely NOT only 115 lbs!
Anyway, thanks for letting me derail there.
I have seen those stick figure things for cars with some dude in a recliner and a mom with gigantic boobs.
If I had stick figure stickers to represent my family, it would be: a man with glazed over eyes and an X box controller in his hands
A woman with a tool belt full of various cleaners, an Iphone, and a cup of coffee
A boy begging for an xbox controller or Ipad
A girl in a floofy princess dress and crown and a big smile
A smaller girl in all boy clothes and big rubber boots, throwing a fit
Side note: while we are talking about vinyl stickers, (which I really just do not like), I am totally getting big vinyl stickers for my wall that say "Home is Where the Fart Is".
My dog, stealing food off the counter...again. My other dog cowering in a corner...he's afraid of his own shadow. My three year old daughter running around naked (she has apparently been a closet nudist all along), with a bubble coming out of her mouth saying, "No it's MY (you can fill in the blank, because everything is hers) Me frantically running around trying to keep it all together, while my husband stands there waving oblivious as to what is going on around him.
Though I would be sorely tempted to put my daughters stick figure with her tights over her head. She did that this morning, and it was HYSTERICAL, she looked like a mini robber. I took pictures. :)
Ha! I just replied that I don't have any on either of my cars. I don't get it. I don't have one single sticker of anything. Sometimes I think, oh, those are cute. Like skulls that represent each member of the family or flip flops, or the hybiscus flowers, really? I think the stick figures are better.
Well, we are all fat so until they have FAT people and chubby kid stickers I will keep my windows clear...
OMG if you would market the stick figure family you described I would buy it ! minus one little one, add a dog, My adult son would have two beers and my adult daughter would be on the other side of the car pretending she didn't know us . Let me know if you market this idea. and maybe a bumper sticker that doesn't say my son made the honor role but says "my son skipped his honors classes"
Skinny husband on the computer OR working on something!
One boy with a controller in his hand and a double-dimple smile on his face!
One boy with a BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH coming out of his mouth (as he talks more than I do!!)
Me with boobs - (soo not a stick figure!) with a spatula in my hand...
Dog - sitting next to me waiting for me to drop something on the floor!! :)
I get unhealthy rage when I see those stupid stickers. Those, and the ones that have the kids name and "Tigers Soccer" or whatever team they are on. It's just a YMCA team, every kid in the world is on those!! Oh, and the baby on board signs. Grrrr....
I find it irritating when parents have to go around telling the world how awesome their kids are all the time. I mean, it's OK sometimes...but so many parents think everything their kids do is the biggest accomplishment in the world. Kids are so unrealistic now. They think they need preschool graduations and parties.
I don't like them either. The baby sticker is outdated in a year and it kind of creeps me out to be showing the actual public world about your family. I don't want some perv following me around knowing I am driving to an elementary school to pick up one of my boys. Same reason I don't like band/swim/cheer/gymnastic/soccer or whatever stickers with the kids team/sports number and name. Just too easy.
If my family were truly represented, dad would have a video game controller in one hand, the two kids would be jumping and making a mess possibly holding pillows about to attack each other, my mouth would be open in either a yell or a yawn with a cookie in hand, I would have a farting dog and a cat and a computer sticker would be at the end of the line.
OK, the one Amazon has is a little violent, so your idea is much better:
http://www.amazon.com/NOBODY-CARES-FIGURE-FAMILY-STICKER/... Mine would be:
My daughter watching SpongeBob with a bowl of Mac N Cheese; I would be absorbed with my phone playing Words with Friends (cocktail optional); my husband would be watching Fox News and my dog would just be sitting there looking vapid yet happy.
Thanks for the laugh!!
Ha. Your family design sounds about right. Perhaps you could start your own business with "Actual Family Stick Figures" where one kid's rolling his eyes, and one has the beer in his hand like you said. "Custom Family Decals" or something like that.
In mine, my husband would have the beer. I might have a glass of wine. My son would have a toy in one hand, ice cream in the other. Or better yet, my husband would have a gun in his other hand - the other side of the truck window would show the dead deer we'd be having for dinner. Ha fun question. I like that you said your cat would be on the other side of the window. Your post made me smile. :)
Husband (who is really thin anyhow- looks like Hugh Laurie) working on something around the house, or a car, or yard.
Me not in stick figure form but an 8... A short 8. With my hair sticking straight up from trying to rip it out. And a bubble from my mouth saying, "GRRRRRR! I'm going outside!!!" With a cigarette waiting to be lit [because smoking only happens outside my house] in my mouth.
Son having a tantrum on the floor.
Daughter would have lots of 'stick toys' all over around her with a bubble from her mouth saying, "I'm bored".
My mom off in the corner going on and on and on about how right she is and how I should handle my family and life.
My ex mother in law giving me a warm hug and saying go and get some alone time while she watches the kids.
My mother in law venting to me about my father in law and her other son and his wife.
I think that would be about the extent. My dad and stepdad both work A TON and rarely deal with either one.
My husband would have the remote and his feet up, beer in hand, resting. He would have a completely zoned out look on his face.
I would look frantic, uptight even, and would be holding a dust mop in one hand, a baby on the hip, hair tied back, balancing a tray of food on one foot placed behind me. I would have a suit on, briefcase in the other hand, and smoke coming out of my ears.
My daughter would be playing with her hair and makeup, sweetly looking at her reflection in the mirror.
My older son would be holding a wii controller and stealing food from someone, somewhere. He would have a bubble that comes from his mouth saying "Mooooooooom, I'm hungry"
My baby would be smiling and laughing. He looks like the michelin man, so just picture that.
A few years back the terrific humor columnist Celia Rivenbark did a column that included her take on these stick figure stickers on cars. It's in her book Belle Weather:
"I think it would be funny to have one of those family decals showing a really skinny teenage girl barfing into a little chalk-outline bag (the bulimic in the family) or the dad figure dressed in the woman's underwear that he truly enjoys slipping into when no one's looking. Or the wife figure smiling with her exaggerated curly hair and tennis skirt, clutching a racket in one hand and a bottle of Stoli' in the other."
Celia rocks, and she was out there about this one way before we were!
The three dogs wrestling eachother, the kiddo about to jump on them and me and daddy flat on the floor praying.
Ok so that is not all the time but often enough it's funny ... I just do not like advertising to people who we are and what we are about ... I just do not understand ALL of the ways we expose ourselves to predators and then wonder why there are so many ... we have made it easier for them to do it.
We bought something for our car that we haven't put on. It has Jack Skellington and Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas(for my husband and I) and Lock, Shock & Barrell..which would be my 3 kids-2 boys and a girl. It's also got Zero, which we don't have dogs, we have 4 cats but we thougtht it worked. Lock, Shock and Barrell is a good choice for our 3 LOL
I don't have an opinion one way or the other on the stick figures. Whatever floats your boat.
Write a lable/sticker printing company and ask them. We have a large flee market where this guy is there all the time and if you ask him to make a custome tag/sticker he does and it does not cost extra.
Ya know what I bet alot of people feel the same way, but please do not hate the rest of us that have the opertunity to brag about our kids. Remember when your 1st born came into your like how good it felt and the feeling like if you could you would paint the sky and anounce it to the world, well this is our way of doing just that.
My husband (bald with big belly) at the computer, holding the remote, yelling "Don't touch my stuff"
SD would have bad hair, headphones, a sullen, blank look, be texting and ignoring us
My oldest son would have shaggy hair, hockey gear, and be saying "can I have...?" in my direction (alternate text would be "huh?what?")
Middle son would have his hair standing on end, be saying "BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH. Aaaaaannnnddddddddd...BLAH BLAH MORE BLAH BLAH" while holding younger brother by the collar and aiming a punch at his head.
My youngest son would be sitting on his bike, beaming (while avoiding a punch) with a halo over his head because he's a doll.
The dog would be laying down somewhere.
I'd be there with a ponytail, cell phone, and Diet Coke and my bubble would read "KNOCK IT OFF!"
i like this question lol....we would have a grown man sitting in a recliner with a little girl stick person running around in nothing but her diaper screaming and a school aged boy with a speech bubble saying "C'Mon Mom" with rollerblades on in the kitchen....o ya then theres me id be the stick figure with her head in her hands lol
hahhahhaaaaa too funny. I can completely picture that. I agree and have said before, rear window is reserved for reppin your university or your branch of the service. Things that you have put blood, sweat, tears, and $$$ into deserve a spot on the glass. Although, I'd occasionaly like to punish my husband by making him drive around with an "I love my wife" bumper sticker!
But I LOVED reading all the REAL stick family stories! And I totally agree with the responses that said that you have just found your ticket to earning your first million! REAL stick figure families... What a great idea!
Very funny!!!!! You made me laugh! Ummmm....mine would be each person on a different window, holding some sort of ball, and an instrument (the kids) and mom and dad would be half asleep, crazy hair, w/ whistles around our neck....busy busy busy! We have a sticker representing our sons football # (he's done it for 4 yrs!) That's it....the stick figures are ok, I just wouldn't put em on my window!
Thanks for the entertainment today...nice to know there are other real mamas out there who's families are what they are...imperfect, but ours!
Well, for starters, there would be my older son trying to drive the car constantly, eating huge amounts of food, getting a text every 3 seconds, and spending as much money as possible. Then there would be my younger son forgetting to do the dishes until reminded. Every night. Our cat would actually be on someone else's car, avoiding us at all costs and pretending she never saw us before in her life. Younger son would join her when he's not forgetting to do the dishes. My hubby would be fixing ten or twelve different things then finishing them next month, conspiring with younger son about how to best go about forgetting to take out the trash every single Thursday, and watching tv. I would be trying to keep every damn thing organized and flowing smoothly in a planner the size of war and peace (no, mama does not have any "smart" devices).
We don't put any stickers on our cars. The stick figure families don't bug me, but when people put their names on them (or high school sports team logo with name), it drives me insane! I don't think it's safe to adertise your kids' names like that. My husband and I joke that we'd line up as many stick figures as possible across the back window and watch people's reactions. See how many people are trying to figure out if we have that many kids. Heehee!