Me as a first-time mom: Amazingly stocked dedicated diaper bag. Diapers, wipes, first aid kit, extra outfits, toys, pacifiers, medicine, extra socks, back-up bottle, etc. Never found without everything and anything I could possibly need to parent.
Me as a second-time mom: A couple pairs of diapers and a Ziploc bag of wipes thrown in my purse. Usually missing some vital item.
Last week, Claire had a poopy blowout in the car. I parked, opened the trunk of my SUV, and laid her down to change her. I was feeling all pleased with myself because I did, for once, actually have a back-up outfit for her. But I go to grab the wipes and I canâ€™t find any! And there is poop all over my baby. I kind of consider wipes the best invention on the planet (even non-parents should keep a box in your car â€“ you can use wipes for so many things), so I scoured the vehicle looking for a back-up box. Nope. No wipes. None at all. So I ended up pouring my La Croix sparkling water all over Claireâ€™s bottom and using a second diaper to wipe her clean while Henry yelled, â€œWhat are you doing with your drink?!?!?â€ I couldnâ€™t help but laugh through the whole thing â€“ I mustâ€™ve looked ridiculous shaking an almost-empty can over her. But desperate times, right?
Great workout yesterday!
In the pool:
250 meter warm-up
5 sets of 50 meters on 1:15 (basically, swim 50 meters in 1:15 including your break)
250 meter cool-down
On the bike:
45 minutes of toodling around while I read a book
Thatâ€™s my Misfit Shine tracker strapped to my ankle! Gotta log every stroke! Hah.
We went strawberry picking yesterday â€“ it was loads of fun. Now we have a giant box of strawberries and Iâ€™m not sure what to do with it. Iâ€™m thinking of making Oh She Glows Raspberry Chia Seed Jam Oat Crumble Squares but with strawberries.
I hope you have a fabulous Wednesday and are prepared for any and all emergencies!