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QueenOfQuotes Tue 16-Aug-05 22:59:17

how do we manage it with two young children and more stuff than will fit in the boot of the car??? (it would fit in the car without the children in the backseats........)

spacecadet Tue 16-Aug-05 23:01:00

er, leave the kids behind!
or make the kids do the car boot sale and you stay at home
or take less stuff and do a couple of car boots, one each week.

lucy5 Tue 16-Aug-05 23:02:22

Sounds like one of those cross the chicken and fox across the river conumdrums. Maybe load the car up one drive and unload and go back to pick the others up and then unpack. Sounds a bit complicated though.

QueenOfQuotes Tue 16-Aug-05 23:04:15

Can't leave the kids behind - DH has only just been talked round to the prospect of an exceptionally early morning and standing in (potentially) cold weather for a couple of hours.

I don't drive - so I could't go on my own.

Don't really have enough stuff to do a few boot sales, the reason it won't fit it because it includes things like DH's rather large table football table and a rowing machine LOL.

And also there's not many on Saturday's round this way - we can't do Sunday bootsales because I need to be at Church for 10am so finding enough to get rid of the stuff at could be tricky.

QueenOfQuotes Tue 16-Aug-05 23:05:13

oh and the closest ones to us are a good 20minute drive away too LOL.

lucy5 Tue 16-Aug-05 23:05:29

looks like dh is doing a few trips then, oops!

Lonelymum Tue 16-Aug-05 23:05:33

Ask a church friend to help you deliver the stuff to the car boot sale?

spacecadet Tue 16-Aug-05 23:07:06

can you borrow a bigger car from someone, or a van?

QueenOfQuotes Tue 16-Aug-05 23:07:28

hmmm some ideas to ponder.

And on a more practical note - once we're all there (with all the stuff) how do we entertain a 5yr old and 20 month old

spacecadet Tue 16-Aug-05 23:14:31

ask the 5 year old to help you set up the small things, then you and dh take it in turns to go for a walk round the boot sale, taking the children with you.

spacecadet Tue 16-Aug-05 23:14:56

and if all else fails, sell them for 50 p each

QueenOfQuotes Tue 16-Aug-05 23:17:03

LOL Space - as I wrote that last comment it dawned on me that DS1 would be able to help set things up.

50p?????? You must be joking! more like 15p

Tortington Tue 16-Aug-05 23:25:35

sell the kids first then go back for the rest

spacecadet Tue 16-Aug-05 23:26:50

pmsl custardo
QOQ-you could do buy one get one free!

QueenOfQuotes Tue 16-Aug-05 23:27:25

problem is think the youngest may be tricky to shift, he's got that "glint" in his eyes which just shouts out "MISCHIEVOUS"

Tortington Tue 16-Aug-05 23:28:15

nothing a free thown in pair of sunglasses wouln't solve.

spacecadet Tue 16-Aug-05 23:28:46

and a handbag!

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