I am convinced that even new parents can travel light. Bear with me. If you happen to be a parent, I’m not suggesting that YOU overpack – OR that you lack creativity when you bring 3 outfits, 16 toys, etc etc along with you when you head to the grocery. I’ll admit that I could be wrong. But man, I really really want to be right.
My theory: kids want to play with anything BUT the toys you want them to play with (on the whole), so why bother packing those? For example, your keys, your glasses, your jewelry, electrical outlets, and so on seem to be quite appealing, right? And while I’m sure running out of something would really stink, I’ve never seen a parent out in public with an EMPTY diaper bag.
Honestly, it’s my biggest fear that I AM wrong, but being the hopeful person I am, I was thrilled to find the perfect diaper bag last weekend (which Bart’s wonderful parents purchased for me – thanks, Ruth & Bernie!) – check it out:
Laugh if you will, but this little bag is strategically shaped to hold quite a few diapers, wipes, snacks -also comes with a matching changing pad and has an insulated pouch that holds TWO bottles. How about that? Plus, talk about hands-free. Now all I have to figure out is how to keep my “always prepared” husband from packing 3 other bags to carry along with it… just in case :)