As a mom to 4 kids, I always feel like I have to be “on”. There is no down time when it comes to my job as their mother. Seeing that 2 of my kids include a baby and a toddler – juggling is a talent that I’ve quickly had to learn.
In order to do this juggling act – I always feel like I need to be prepared. Bottles pre-made, squeeze baby food handy and plenty of diapers and wipes on hand. This is how I have been living for the last 10 months since Zeke’s arrival. I’m always anticipating the worse and will do just about anything to prevent from having to do an emergency run to the store to pick up misc.
Last week, in preparing for our road trip – I cleaned out the back of my car and what I found was quite disturbing. See, we have our house on the market and must get the kids out of the house on short notice. So I always have “supplies” ready. What I didn’t realize is how much preparing I’ve done over and over.
Before reading anymore – let me say this. I really do clean out my car – I promise.
The above photo is part of what I found in my car. When all was said and done – I found 3 diaper bags. As I was emptying them — I took inventory. It was too humorous to not laugh at.
- 2 Baby Blanket
- 4 Bibs
- 3 Burp Rags
- 7 Articles of Clothing
- Infant Tylenol
- 10 Squeeze Baby Food
- 2 Jars of Baby Food
- 2 Cereal Bars
- 2 Prepared Bottles
- 6 Lemonade Squeeze Drinks
- 23 Diapers
- 3 Wipe Containers
- 2 Diaper Ointments
Sadly, I have another 2 diaper bags upstairs in Zeke’s closet. Yes, they are stocked as well.
Hi. My name is Molly and I am a diaper bag hoarder and have over preparing issues when it comes to my babies.
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Molly blogs parenting, geekery and technology for moms and kids at digitalmomblog.com