a rookie mom mistake
Baby guy was not happy that he had to be seen at Costco in this silly getup – a onesie, socks and sneakers – after he literally pooped his pants in the store. His seasonably inappropriate outfit was the result of a classic rookie mom mistake: I packed an extra top for Levi in my diaper bag but not spare bottoms. Naturally, he didn’t even need the new onesie because his poop came out the bottom of the diaper and straight down his pants, narrowly missing his striped shirt.
To make matters worse, Levi’s newbie parents left his fuzzy blanket in the car because we figured he’d be warm enough inside the warehouse store without it. He always gets so hotting sitting in his car seat. As a result of this gaffe, JB and I received several curious and judgmental looks from fellow shoppers concerned about Levi’s lack of pants.
It dawns on me now that one of us should have run back out to the car to grab his blanket. So why didn’t we think of that yesterday? We were too caught up in the moment, I guess. Throw a shrieking, stinky baby into the mix and your common sense apparently goes down the drain.
But can we talk for just a second about his sweet little sneakers? Tired of constantly readjusting his socks, I put Levi in his first pair of shoes with the hope that they’d stay keep his socks from falling off. Although baby-sized laces are a pain to tie (according to JB), his miniature kicks did the job! No cold toes for baby…just cold legs. Bad, mommy and daddy!
The moral of this story: Always pack at least one extra outfit, even for short outings. You never know when a diaper blowout may occur.