Friday, November 11, 2011

The One Thing That's Really Changed

We have always prided ourselves on how low maintenance we are.

I can be showered and dressed to go in 20 minutes.  So can my husband.  If you were to call and ask us to be someplace in 1 hour, we'd be there.

Not so much now.

About 4 weeks ago, we lost internet at the apartment.  There was something going on with the line, and so we had to head to the in-laws so I could work.

This had happened last April, and I lost 45 minutes of work time due to the time to power down, pack-up, drive over, and set back up again.

4 weeks ago it was almost 2 hours.

James had to be packed for every contingency.  Spare outfits.  Bottles. Formula. Diapers. Toys. Wipes.

We were exhausted by the time we got to their house.

Now, when we need something, we weigh what it is that we are going out for and how much time it will take.  If it's multiple stops, and it would be nice to all get out, then we all get out.

Otherwise we pretty much flip a coin to see who is headed out the door.

I cannot wait for this part of parenting to pass.

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