Monday, May 08, 2006

it's the little things. . .

that change when you have a baby.

it occurred to me this weekend when traveling to a family get-together 2 1/2 hours away. sure, there are a lot of big things that change when you add another member to your family, but really, it's the little things that tend to stand out to me.

so there we are, driving along, with the little dude taking his nap in the back seat. suddenly i realize that the chai tea i brought along for the trip had gone right through me. i mention to the hubby that i really need to use the bathroom. he asks me if i want him to stop. after contemplating it for a half second i realize that we can't stop. "if we stop, the little dude will wake up," i say. without further explanation, the hubby instantly understands the ramifications of such an event. for those of you who do not have children of your own; here's a breakdown:

tired baby + long car ride + too short of nap = nightmare baby for the rest of the day.

ah, the days of being able to use the bathroom whenever you'd like! like i really is the little things.


i *heart* paper said...

OMG, I'm laughing so hard - I've done the same exact thing! There's nothing worse than a crabby baby...except for crabby baby at a relative's house.

paper sweets said...

never thought of that scenario before! the best i can relate to this scenario is with the dogs - which the exact seem thing happens. they just go back to sleep once we get going on the road again. funny story. thanks for the heads up of what we've got to look forward to with kids, lol!

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