Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I bought a Dwipe from Suzanne at Just Another Hang Up recently. It's a little pouch for your diapers and wipes. It's super cute. But more than that, it symbolizes something wonderful-- a new step in my life: FREEDOM FROM EVERYTHING BABY! Because up until now, I've had to carry around a big diaper bag everywhere I went to cover both my older baby (who is now 3) and my younger baby (who is now 19 months): Bottles, binkies, formula, burp cloths, Hooter Hider, extra clothes, blankets, toys, teething rings, Cherrios, pajamas....How did I even fit all that stuff in ONE diaper bag? But recently I realized my diaper bag has been getting more and more empty. I don't even take it with me when I get out of the car. Sometimes I even forget to take it out of the house and into the car. All I really need now is a small, easily portable container for a few diapers, some wipes, and a spare pair of panties (a Dwipe!). And that, my friends, is a sign that I am about to begin the lovely task of replacing everything baby in my house with everything ME again. The top drawer of my dresser can now have all the burp cloths and wash cloths and nursing pads removed and replaced by....hmmmm....sky's the limit! I could put underwear in there. Or socks. Or important papers. Or buy 5 new sets of pajamas to put in there. Or books. Anything I want and it doesn't have to be for babies. I can also completely empty out the shelf in my cupboard containing baby bottles. Hooray! The high chair has already been banished to the basement, the exersaucer sold, and two buckets of baby toys will be packed up into a box and sent to the basement. Think of all the room this is going to free up!
Don't get your hopes up (or don't get too disapointed, depending on if you're my mother or not) because this change is only temporary. There will be other kid(s). But not for a year or two at least. So from now until then, I'm making it official. I'm not going to stash, haul, or put up with every nook and cranny of my life being stuffed with everything baby! Wahoooo! Any suggestions on what to put in my top dresser drawer?
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