Five things I borrowed out of my running bag………
Let’s talk about the five things I borrowed out of my running bag this week. TGIF! I had a super fun day this week that I thought I would share with you. Monday I spent the day with my stepson’s daughter, yes, my granddaughter. I was on official grandma Skippy duty.
First of all, I am going to confess, I was a little rusty! Boy, have things changed over the last 25 years! Not knowing exactly what I would need, I threw my laptop in my running bag because babies sleep a lot, right? (NOT) I was able to take my favorite Monday morning yoga class and then I drove straight over to Orlando. On a good day, it is a 35/40 minute drive, this morning it was an hour and 10 minutes.
Due to the long drive I got the quick debriefing and then it was just she and I. She, baby Briar, is only 7 weeks old and after 10:30am she and I were alone. Let the games begin! First up, the diaper change. Hmm, what are those tabs things made of now? Sort of like velcro, so I totally ripped the whole tab thing off! Well, aren’t I talented? I was warned about lots of poop so I can’t just have one side secure and not the other so I pulled a hello Kitty bandaid out of my bag and secured that other side like a pro!
At this stage of the game I am the only one talking and geez I am thirsty! Next I popped a NUUN tablet in a bottle of water that I found in the frig, Yup, a little electrolytes will fix Skippy right up! After a couple of hours she was a little fussy and I figured it was time for lunch, I was hungry so I thought she was too. It took a bit for her to decide to nurse with the bottle but she soon latched on and drank and slobbered everywhere! Oops, I was supposed to put the bib on first! I reached in my bag and pulled out my new Gasparilla running towel, perfect size and she was dried up in a jiffy!
The little one finally bounced her way right to sleep and I could finally go to the bathroom! Whew! Not knowing how long she would sleep, since no particular schedule was established I figure I better hurry up and get something to eat! I found a Complete Cookie in my bag with tons of protein and fiber and whoofed that down. Good thing, the nap lasted 15 minutes! Time for another diaper change and I got the bib on this time too! Skippy is a quick learner!
I thought a new change of scenery would do us some good so I loaded baby Briar into the stroller. After 5 minutes of her screaming I came to quickly realize that I do not know how to unlock the back tires on this thing! Who makes this stuff? I am a pretty intelligent woman. Oh well, dammit, we are back in the house. So, the whole cycle starts over. Feed, sleep and poop. I did not know that she had never been away from mom and dad for more than a couple of hours so by hour 4 I got out my trusty I-phone and selected my favorite Spotify app. In 2 minutes we are singing along to lullabies! Yay!
After 5:00pm my stepson is home and my Skippy shift is over. Whew! Finally I get to go to the bathroom again and this time I pulled a shower wipe out of my bag and freshened up. I think Skippy and Briar had a good day and judging by all the smiles I don’t think she knew I was a little rusty! Funny, I have no problem starting my Genesis but I still don’t know how to use that damn stroller! Another hurdle for another visit!
Running, yoga and grandma duty- don’t leave home without your running bag! You never know when it will come in handy!