you know what i'll probably never get used to, but cracks me up everytime?
packing, now that i have a child.
NOTHING IS SIMPLE anymore. nothing. all you non-kid having women and men that read this blog- prepare yourself. a quick run to the store? doesn't happen. a quick anything, isn't possible once you have kids. a simple anything? no.longer.an.option. when blake was a baby, a trip to anywhere included packing the diapers, the formula, bottles, wipes, powder, lotion, cream, change of clothes, spit up rags, stroller, car seat, etc, etc etc etc etc. *dies*
you would think it would get easier as they get older, but it doesn't! the amount of shit you have to pack just changes! sure, they aren't things you "need" but if you'd like to maintain your sanity while on said trip, you'll pack these things. try driving from SF to LA without a dvd player. just try it. i dare you.
"are we there yet?" "how much longer?" "are we there yet?" "i'm hungry." "i have to pee!" "i'm bored!!!" "ARE WE THERE YET???"
so now that blake is older, the diapers & bottles have been replaced by a ridiculous amount of snacks for the drive and the game boy. don't forget the dvd player and movies. and a blanket and a pillow because "MY BOTTOM HURTS FROM SITTING HERE FOR SO LONG MOM!!!" so he usually ends up sitting on the pillow. can't forget his baseball bag either. i'll never hear the end of it if we go home and he doesn't have his baseball bag. "did you bring my glow in the dark football mom?" good lord. why don't i just pack the whole house? that way i won't forget anything. sam (that's my jeep's name) always ends up looking like we're moving by the time i'm done packing him for a quick weekend trip.
but you know what? at least it keeps blake quiet. that dvd player is a life saver. so he's sitting back there watching movies for 6 straight hours. that's better than him yapping my ear off asking the same 5 questions over and over again and me pulling over on the side of the road and leaving him there, isn't it? i mean he's cute and someone would pick him up eventually, but without a dvd player, i'm sure he'd be on the side of the road again a few miles further up the road.