Baby Logistics (This is My Life Now)

It takes me about half an hour to leave the house these days. Sometimes, the idea of all the preparation gets too overwhelming and I decide not to leave at all. Or I think ‘Fcuk It’ and go out unprepared. Later to regret it.*

The Everyday Adventure

No spare clothes packed. Spare clothes required.

Yep, this is my life now.

Sometimes it makes me laugh and sometimes it makes me despair, just a little bit. Surely I used to think about more interesting things than whether I packed a spare bib?

I was at mothers group** talking about it with a friend. We both admitted to staying home sometimes, just at opposite ends of the beach from each other, when it feels like too much hard work to leave the house.

BUT, sometimes the things we resist are the things we need the most. And getting out of the house is one of them for me. So I pack the bag, and sometimes I forget stuff, and I still get out.

And really, that’s what the Everyday Adventure is all about!

It’s easy to be too hard on ourselves and compare this life to either the days gone by or others’ glittery lives. Aforementioned friend said she’s sometimes awed by my energy, which made me feel like a massive fraud as it’s still so often a struggle! But there you go – she’s comparing her darkness to my glitter, and I’m busy doing the same, and we feel worse about ourselves for it.

So I pick up my phone to take a picture of this day’s adventures and make myself get out in the world, even if it’s only for a few minutes and I forget a spare nappy.

Xx Sam

 

*not so long ago I was out to a work lunch with the little dude in tow. He let rip with a ginormous poonami that erupted straight out the top of the nappy and up his back! I did not have spare clothes with me, so he spent the rest of the afternoon in only a nappy. Thank goodness the weather hadn’t turned yet.

**for those who aren’t in Oz, when you have a baby you get put into baby health care groups. Then when they’re 12 weeks old you splinter off and do your own thing. New friends, all babies, no nurses. I somehow lucked out and got the most awesome mothers group possible given that it’s a completely random allocation of people from the area with babies the same age!

 

 

 

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