I am having major diaper bag issues. I had to take my four-year-old to the doctor today. I put on a baseball hat and got them in the van by 8:30a.m. Please understand this is a small miracle. My son is the one who is 15 minutes late to preschool every day and it doesn't start until 9:00a.m. So, I get to the doctor's office, get a spot right in front and get the kids out. I am thinking, "This is going to be a good visit."
My youngest just turned one and is still wobbly on his feet. So, I am debating on whether to take the stroller and the bulky diaper bag into the office. I decide not to. I just got a new summer purse and it's big enough to fit a sippy cup and some snacks in it. So I throw the baby on my hip and grab the four-year-old's hand. As I am filling out the paper work, the boys are crawling and wrestling on the floor. I figure oh well, at least they're not crying. I am not sure the gentleman sitting across from me shared my sentiment.
We get called back. My eldest son and I slowly walk down the hall holding the baby's hands as he takes steps in between us. We finally get to the end of the maze and what do we find? Another waiting room. Yes, there are two waiting rooms. Why? I am not sure, but it was the start of disaster. Then what? Oh, the baby poops. Great! So I am standing in the middle of the building at this point with my sippy cup and snacks thinking these will not make his rear end smell better.
So we put all the winter coats back on and trot through the building, outside to the van and change the diaper. Then, we go back in and see the doctor. I am trying to talk to him as the kids are crawling around the patient chair chasing each other, when I look up to read a big red note: Please do not let children play with equipment. Luckily, the doctor smirks and I don't feel as bad as I probably should. That is, until one of the kids breaks the handle on the cabinet door!That was it. I just started laughing. The poor doctor probably thinks I'm crazy.
What are you supposed to carry to hold these baby things? I am wondering if I should dig out my old backpack diaper bag. If I didn't have the winter coats that would probably work. I can't stand to carry anything on my shoulder. It always falls off and I get to so frustrated. What kind of a diaper bag do you use?