The babysitter went to change Drew's poop the other day and couldn't find any wipes. Apparently we had been relying on "the other container." But then the other container ran out and I was digging through my handbag for my last resort Ziploc bag of nearly bone dry wipes for my poor son's stinky little ass.
We've done the same with diapers, even pulling a perfectly good diaper off of one of Quinlan's dolls to get us through the night.
And yesterday, we had to use leftover Chick-fil-a ketchup packets (again) because I again forgot to grab some at the supermarket.
When it comes to managing a household and a family, at least in a way that I see other people do it, I definitely fall way below the learning curve. It's not that I'm not inclined towards organization or preparedness, I'm just sorely uninformed to the ways of domesticity.
My pantry is stocked with random items, none of which could create a full meal or baked product that would be worth feeding to the dogs. My spice rack has exactly seven spices, many of which I bought for a specific recipe and I have no idea what else to use them for, except making it look like I'm cool because I own "Cardamom."
And I seriously need a Tupperware consultation or fitting or whatever they call it.
I guess you could say that I'm like a 65-year-old woman who still writes a check for her groceries because she doesn't understand how a debit card works until someone actually sits down and shows her that's it's not really a credit card. And then the light bulb goes off and her life is changed forever.
I literally just bought a handheld vacuum a few months ago when Julie was asking for a recommendation. "Hmmm... a hand held vacuum. What an amazing invention! Maybe I should get one."
Seriously, that thing has changed my life completely.
I never really understood the power of various sizes of Ziploc bags until I accidentally bought the snack size.
Again. Total epiphany.
Magic erasers? No scrub shower spray? What did we all do without these things?
I realize that we all grew up without most of these conveniences, and my children will certainly be fine with their carrot sticks tucked into sandwich sized plastic bags and their two lonesome sippy cups that I threaten them with no television if they lose because OMG what if I had to buy MORE SIPPY CUPS?
But there are certainly items that can make life easier. And while I'm not looking for P&G or Method to knock down my door (okay, maybe I am, at least just a little bit, see I linked them...), I can definitely use all the help I can get.
Because in a few short weeks, life is about to get 8lbs or so more complicated.
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