Believe it or not, you can’t get EVERYTHING you need for a baby/toddler at those giant, overwhelming mega baby marts. I mean, for one, they don’t sell Holy Water, and that’s, like, totally necessary when your colicky newborn’s spinning head is projectile vomiting. They also don’t sell laundry baskets, which any parent can tell you are the world’s coolest toy. Warning, once you introduce the kid to the “Choo Choo Express” aka “plop the kid on top of the laundry and away you go”, your back will never be the same… until you figure out how to attach a belt to the basket and pull it instead of push it. Took us a good 8 months to figure that out.
Most importantly, they don’t sell fishnets. But make no mistake, you NEED a fishnet.
And you need to keep it next to the plunger.
And then when your husband gets home from a 2 week long vacation… excuse me, business trip, he takes over bath time routine for the first time in what feels like 50 f-ing years, and your kid rewards him by filling the tub full of turds just as your husband lifts his head from the water after blowing some bodacious bubbles, you can walk in, hand him the fishnet and leave… glass of wine in hand… cackling.
What other baby/toddler/kid necessities do you have that you can’t find at the “baby” stores?
Kendall is 21 and a half months old and GOD BLESS HIM for saving that for his father