Monday, November 18, 2013

A "quick" errand

Let me set the scene.  Baby and I have just been out with friends and an adventure to the Farmer's Market.  On my way home, I think I'll just stop at the grocery store for 3 quick things before dinner and baby's next feeding.  I actually had the thought that it would be quick, easy and painless.  (Sometimes I still forget that babies can complicate the easiest of tasks.)

On the way to the store, baby fell asleep.  I wanted to make sure she got a good nap, so I sat in the grocery store parking lot for a while, thus already eliminating the quickness of the errand.  Once she was awake, I thought, "Great!  I can still just run in with the baby and my wallet and be back home before she needs her bottle."  Except, as I'm pulling her out of her car seat, I'm realizing she has a poopy diaper.  Now I am committed into bringing my ginormous diaper bag into the store.  We find the changing table and fix our issue, but then, baby needs her bottle.  Well, I cannot bottle feed a baby AND push a cart, so I have to go back out to the car and retrieve the stroller so she can recline and feed herself.  At this point, I've decided I might as well do some more serious grocery shopping to make these efforts worthwhile.  So I'm shopping in a handheld basket and pushing my stroller.  Halfway through the trip, baby decides she needs to be held.  Immediately and no other distractions will suffice.  Ok, so swap baby out of stroller and groceries into stroller.

Then, enter checkout line.  Swap baby back into stroller and groceries onto belt.  Swipe card, start arranging groceries back into stroller.  "Oh wait, your card didn't swipe right."  (Why do they always wait to tell you after your put your wallet away?)  Make it back to the car and load everyone up, just to drive home and unload again.  Man, just telling this story is making me tired.

Anyways, I just want to get it through my stubborn brain to never expect things to go according to my quick, easy plans or else I will get taught a lesson!  


  1. Hi Whitney! I'm Heather and I was hoping you could answer my quick question I have about your blog! My email is Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com :-)