Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Mother of the year...

I am NOT! Yesterday, as you may remember we returned to the Civil Affairs office to complete the adoption. We loaded everything up and headed on out. What was supposed to be an hour or so appointment turned out to be close to three hours long. Luckily, I had my trusty diaper bag full of a day's necessities...or did I? As I thought to myself, Flora is probably in need of a diaper change not due to a bomb but due to a "comfort" issue.....I should change her diaper. As I looked in ye old diaper bag, I had put everything in, but that damn diaper! Okay, we return back to the hotel. She is fine, a pound or two heavier, but not sending away masses of people due to a smell. Check! Lesson learned. Next time I will be better prepared and have all the necessities on hand in ye old diaper bag. I even returned back to the hotel to put in several diapers and "organize" said bag.
Today, as you might recall was the big Wal-mart outing. I strapped on ye old diaper bag, the new kid and I was ready for the outing. As we are tooling around Wal-mart, I think to myself.....Flora is probably getting hungry. I should prepare a bottle. Good for me as I am schlepping around a metal thermos full of boiling hot water, a bottle of spring water, room temperature, to offset the hot. This will lighten my load! I like it! Crap! Who was in charge of putting that bottle with liner into ye old diaper bag??? Oh, yes, it twas me and like the diaper from yesterday it was left behind. Needless to say, Wal-mart sells everything. I can buy a bottle, albeit not the same one, but an emergency bottle nonetheless. Wash it? Sterilize it? Ah, she's number three. Germs will only increase her immune system! Mother of the year I am not......but hey I have yet to "forget" one of my kids, for any significant length of time that is.......Shhhhhhh don't tell DSS!

6 comments:

Alyson and Ford said...

The wonderful memories (or should I say learning events?) of China! Those first few days with baby are always less than perfect but you managed and did everything just fine!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Anonymous said...

I was so unorganized in China. We could never find anything in our suitcases.I felt like things were just thrown everywhere around the room, esp. while we were staying at the White Swan. The rooms and bathroom are SO small. It is better now since being home, but still not perfect! We don't boil water for Miss S's bottles either. She just drinks very warm tap water. It works for us.

Lisa Libby

Dale said...

You should have hit up someone in your travel group for a diaper--I am sure someone had a diaper bag but forgot wipes, and you could have effected a discrete trade... LOL. You'll manage. Wait until she falls and hits her head...

Rebecca said...

Now, for those of you who don't know Ellen personally, let me just say that it's not surprising that she thought something was in her bag when it actually wasn't. Let's just say that she doesn't carry a clutch :)

PIPO said...

Gotta love Wally World....helps you take it in stride :0)

Shannon said...

Ahhh! You are too funny! Flora will do just fine! =)