It’s Not All Mary Poppins

A Quick Trip

What a glorious day it is out there! Seventeen degrees, and an entirely cloud-free sky. A few vapour trails. It’s a park day, must be a park day. No point in languishing indoors, nor even the library. Quick! Let’s go out.
After we:
pack a snack;
change a diaper;
oops, make that two;
send a big boy to the potty;
gather the sand toys, unused since last fall;
take off four pairs of slippers;
put on four pairs of shoes;
four jackets;
four sunhats;
and one pair of sunglasses (George’s);
send another big boy to the potty;
fill four water bottles, plus my big one;
gather my cell phone, sunglasses, purse;
throw in a bottle of sunscreen, just in case;
wipe a nose;
send the first big boy to the potty, again;
answer a phone call;
get the stroller out from the back yard;
pack the spare diapers and wipes;
pack one pair of dry pants, just in case;
answer the call of nature (mine this time);
put diapers, toys, snack, etc into the bucket on the stroller;
put four children in the stroller (yes, it seats four);
snap up four safety harnesses (three snaps each);
release the brake;
forty minutes later,
awaaaaay we go!!

April 18, 2005 - Posted by | random and odd

1 Comment »

  1. […] this morning. Where a few short looooong, dark, chilly months ago, it would have taken me a mere 40 minutes to get us out the door and into the stroller, […]

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