Every mom has been there, you’ve loaded the kids in the car and hit the road only to hear the dreaded words “I have to pee!” five minutes into your commute. One mom had the clever idea to give her kids a bathroom reminder on her funny vanity license plate, but unfortunately the state of New Hampshire didn’t think it was acceptable.

Wendy Auger is a mom of four, which makes her all too familiar with the sudden bathroom needs of young kids. Her hilarious vanity plate, “PB4WEGO,” served as a mom motto on her car for 15 years until the state of New Hampshire decided to recall it due to the fact that it violates state rules, saying that plates can’t include any references to “excretory acts or functions.”

Prior to receiving the letter from the state, Auger had nothing but positive feedback on her ingenious license plate. “(People) think it’s funny,” she told TODAY Parents. “I get thumbs-ups, honks on the highway, people yelling ‘Awesome plate!’ in drive-through lines. It brings a chuckle and a smile to the people who can figure it out.”

So she decided to fight the recall. That’s when New Hampshire state Governor Chris Sununu got wind of the situation and decided to step in. “Upon this being brought to my attention, I reached out to the Division of Motor Vehicles and strongly urged them to allow Wendy to keep the license plate she has had for the last 15 years,” Sununu said in a statement. “I recently left a message on her phone to share the good news that her plate will not be recalled.”

Auger is happy to have the matter resolved and even though her kids are now growing up and no longer need the reminder, she says they still love their mom’s clever plates and insisted that she keep them even when she recently purchased a new vehicle.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: David Beale via Unsplash



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