Now that the sun is out Kenny and I have been packing the girls up and taking this (shit) show on the road! If you’ve followed along, you know that Kenny and I both work jobs that require us to work weekends and Holidays. Since we are both off of work, on maternity leave, we have been trying to make the most of the summer! We have hit the Detroit Zoo, local farmers market, a vintage market, and we plan to do tons more.
It’s not always easy for me to take these adventures on. My anxiety always jumps to the worst case senerio. Sometimes this keeps me from doing things. But I never want to MY anxiety to keep Kennedy and Hadley from being able to have certain experiences. Besides, the “fears” that I have about going out with two kiddos, are never as bad in real life as they are in my mind. If something goes wrong, or not according go plan Mommy mode kicks in and I handle it. Plus, sitting around with a bored toddler makes me wanna pull my hair out sometimes. And braving and outing seems like a much better alternative. Ha!
Here are five quick tips for getting it of the house with your littles:
1. JUST DO IT! It is never as bad as it seems, and you will feel so much better once you have committed.
2. Get things ready the night before. Pick out what everyone is wearing, pack the diaper bag, snacks, etc. It will be so much easier in the morning if you are prepared.
3. Speaking of snacks, PACK LOTS OF THEM. I don’t know about you, but I am forever hungry. So, I make sure to pack snacks for everyone! That way there are no hungry meltdowns from anyone in the bunch.
4. Make sure to pack extras. Its never a good thing when you have ran out of diapers or wipes and need to change the second, or third blowout. Also, pack extra outfits you never know when you’re going to need one.
5. Have a little extra patience, both with yourself and your kiddos. It’s not always easy, I know. But the day will be much smoother if you can keep your cool.
I hope you guys are enjoying your summer, and that your kiddos aren’t driving you too cray cray.