Our au pair car was a naughty, naughty car.
Its very first year as an au pair car, it often stayed out kind of late.
Once, it got left behind at a bar and didn’t make it back until Monday. Another time, it was hanging out 95 miles away from home, without permission, and tangled with a deer. At 4 am.
Naughty, naughty car.
After the encounter with the deer (though, surprisingly, not after staying over at the bar) I decided I needed to be more firm with our au pair car.
You now have a curfew, Miss Maxima. Weeknights, you must be in by midnight. Weekends, you must be in by 1 am.
I don’t care if “all the other au pair cars” get to stay out later. You’re my au pair care and you will follow my rules.
As our au pair car matured, and demonstrated more responsibility, I did allow it to stay out overnight IF parked at someone’s home by 1 pm, and if I knew in advance where the car would be. I expect (in fact, I’m sure) that this curfew was occasionally broken, but since I am usually asleep by midnight I rarely noticed.
How about the car that your Au Pair uses?
Image: New Car….. from scarynaughtyduck