16 May

last minute

Before you were born, Mommy used to live her life with as much spontaneity as possible. This meant only buying disposable (read: IKEA) furniture, never owning a plant, and booking 99% of her travel on  Now Mommy has heart palpitations if the entire family’s Christmas flights aren’t booked by June. It’s not just travel that now requires an Excel workbook. Even a trip to the park demands hours of preparation. Mommy doesn’t understand why such a tiny little person requires SO much stuff to travel two blocks. After running up and down the stairs for an hour collecting your diapers, wipes, snacks, thermos, bib, sunscreen, clothes, extra clothes, hat, sunglasses, shoes and sand toys from 26 different areas in the house, Mommy finally understands why all parents eventually bite the bullet and build Little Tikes play structures/eyesores in their own backyards. Occasionally Mommy lives on the edge and takes you somewhere without a diaper bag. Unfortunately, this is akin to investing one’s life savings in a Ponzi scheme, except riskier.

DRINK: Manhattan. You can no longer fly there on a moment’s notice, but at least you can enjoy this classic cocktail without leaving home! 1.5 oz rye whiskey, 0.5 oz sweet vermouth, 2 dashes bitters, 1 cherry. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the ingredients and a few ice cubes to a cocktail shaker and stir. Gently shake and strain into a chilled martini glass, garnished with a cherry.

7 Responses to “Planning”

  1. aregularcupofjo May 16, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    This post was hilarious. You really capture what it feels like to be a parent and the the responsibility that comes along. Great read.

    • Reasons Mommy Drinks May 23, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

      Thanks so much 🙂 I never realized that the baggage of parenthood was actually literal!

      • aregularcupofjo May 23, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

        I guess it can literal and figurative 🙂

  2. aishaloveslife May 16, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

    Ahahahhaha! I totally wondered why mums always carry so much stuff. Now I understand 🙂

    • Reasons Mommy Drinks May 23, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

      I know! things you don’t realize until… ! So nice to hear from you – hope all is well!

  3. Michelle May 17, 2013 at 1:47 am #

    Oh god this is too funny – wanted to comment yesterday but my iphone didn’t work fast enough… this line is great – Occasionally Mommy lives on the edge and takes you somewhere without a diaper bag.

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