Are you prepared for all contingencies? I try my best to be prepared. Always carrying around the "tools of the trade" so to speak. You just never know what might pop up. Of course my camera is always with me just in case I run across that perfect shot! Add in flashlights, a toy or two for when the grandson is in the car, a bottle of water, some energy bars and I am covered under most circumstances! I was, after all, a girl scout in my younger years! Always prepared and all you know.
A dear friend of mine invited me over to her house, she was babysitting her 1 month old grandson (her first). I had a busy real estate day, finished up around 4, came home, picked up my own 2.5 year old grandson and off we went.
All went well. I took a bag of toys, his favorite hat, this was perfect. I held the new baby, we had dinner, my grandson was having a great time....
I am sure you can tell that no good can come of this story....
Seems grandma forgot his diapers, and found out only after he had a little, shall we say, explosion. I removed his diaper, cleaned him up, went in my bag for a clean diaper and... uh oh... Needless to say, the visit was cut short, I sat him on a towel, thought about asking for a police escort for the half hour drive home but toughed it out and off we went.
It occurred to me when we were half way home that I should have made my own diaper out of paper towels and saran wrap....
And I bet I won't make that mistake again.
Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate
2017 President, Greater New Milford Board of Realtors
2017 Connecticut Magazine 5 Star Realtor
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Litchfield County Regional Office,375 Danbury Rd, New Milford, CT 06776
© Andrea Swiedler 2009 - 2017
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