I changed my son’s diaper on the ground beside a trampoline today. Remember when you were pregnant and you thought it mattered where you changed a baby’s diaper? You put that dark cherry changing table on your registry thinking you couldn’t live without it? As you go on, modern conveniences like that go out the window. As a girlfriend of mine put it, “The floor works just fine.”
This is all part of my rapid “de-glamorization” of parenthood as I aim to make things more functional. Shoes must be slip on, not lace up. While I own both, I admit I generally grab whatever is easiest and fastest to put on a little foot. Socks? My son wears his sister’s old ones. I’d like to say that’s pretty clever and thrifty of me, but when I realize that he’s got tiny bows on the back of his ankles, I kind of shrug to myself and say, “Well, at least he won’t remember that outfit.”
The fact of the matter is that functionality becomes the most important element when raising children. Speed and convenience become necessities: which is honestly what drew me to Baby Bullet in the first place. I can have speed and convenience making food without sacrificing diet.
What kind of changes have you had to make to improve the speed and functionality of your life with baby?