|The monkey has been on so many "day trips" he's now bored with them.|
And really what does "sleeping more regularly" have to do with trips!? If I waited till the monkey 'slept more regularly' I'd still be locked in the house...except if they counted sleeping regularly as going to sleep every time I put him in my carrier - if they did, then I'd be ok.
And finally...yes, he is more mobile because he's not moving but that does not mean when you go on these new adventures you will be traveling light...nope, you'll be taking everything plus the kitchen sink...you know those parents you looked at and thought, "Why in the world did you pack snacks, drinks, chew toys, blankets, hats, mittens, scarves, jackets, shorts, socks and short and long-sleeved onesies (or shirts) when we're just going to the park?" That's right, you now understand...you must be prepared for AT LEAST 1 outfit change, as well as being prepared for any weather occurrence - I mean if the temps suddenly goes up or drops low you want your child comfortable so you must be prepared...which means my friends, that you will never pack light again! You are doomed to overpack for the next 18 years...because if your kids don't pack it you must so that when they start to complain you'll be prepared...I'm planning on being the parent that is tough and says "oh you didn't pack it, tough luck for you...I told you you might need it!" However, I guess we'll see if I stick with it or if I turn into my mom even more and I'm prepared for everything (which I'm guessing is how I'll actually turn out)...I'll keep ya posted on that...but for the time being I'm prepared for most situations when we go out...the monkey usually needs 2 outfit changes!
|"Short day trip #687", monkey 15 weeks old at the tulips.|
|The monkey forgot to put his sunglasses on...|