Friday, June 29, 2007

All Aboard the Choo Choo Train

Mohawks and Dirty Diapers is taking a couple of days off.

We are boarding the choo choo train to the faraway land of…Pennsylvania, to visit the in-laws.

So after carefully choosing every item necessary to feed, change and entertain the little monster and after packing enough crap to last me a month in the desert, I’m proud to announce that it only took me about 3 hours, from start to finish! Not bad…huh?!

Total of days away from home: 3.

Total bags: 3, plus diaper bag and stroller.

Total amount of bags for my husband and I: Half (no joke).

Total amount of outfits for Luca: 18 (in case vomiting or diarrhea strikes and we are left in the middle of nowhere. To which I’m not quite sure why we would need all these clothes anyway….but you know, better be safe).

Total amount of diapers: 35.

Total amount of toys: A whole bag (in case I will have to impersonate different cartoon characters, for the joy of all the other passengers).

I also, involuntarily grabbed Vogue, Bazaar and my journal, but then quickly realized that I was just kidding myself.

Like I would seriously have the time to read or write….ever again?

Well…let’s look at it this way folks: I have exactly 17 years, 3 months, 16 days, 1 hour, 29 minutes and…5 seconds until I get my freedom back.

Does that make me a bad mommy?

1 comment:

Marian said...

hahaha! I went through a similar packing expience when in January we left for a month to go to Argentina. I panicked. I didnt have anough laguage to take all I needed to take...which in the end meant that I didnt take half the stuff, and just bought it on the other side of the world. Now...planes and babies...diper bags, strollers, your bag, customes, passports, tickets...and weather change! We left Europe in the middle of winter with -5C and arrived in Argentina with 37C... melting weather.

In a few weeks we leave to Germany for a week in the woods... I already think we should go with 2 cars!

About freedom... I know now why my parents made it sort of mandatory to go to University...at age 17-18 you are out of the house. Oh and...to make sure we didnt bother... we all studied in Universities 1000km away from our home town...hahaha smart parents those two!

Have a nice time travelling!