April 23, 2004

Packing Tip: Take Some Pants

We were out shopping today with the kid, and she had a righteous blowout. The whole outfit and the blanket was knocked out of commission. The diaper bag had only a OnesieĈ in it, no pants, socks, anything; and it was too cold to just let her go commando like that, with bare legs dangling out of the Baby Bjorn.

Fortunately, I remembered Little Edie, from the classic Maysles brothers documentary, Grey Gardens. If 50-something Little Edie Bouvier and her mother (Big Edie) were anyone besides Jackie Onassis' cousins, they'd be called crazy. But money and a crumbling 20-room mansion in Easthampton meant they were just eccentric. Little Edie would wander around with sweaters pinned on her head, or buttoned around her waist like a skirt. Eccentric? She was nuts.

Nevertheless, I took the kid's hoodie--which survived the blowout--put her legs in the sleeves, and buttoned it up the back. Looked like sweat pants by the time I was done. Moral of the story: Pack a complete outfit in the bag when you go out.

Google DT


Contact DT

Daddy Types is published by Greg Allen with the help of readers like you.
Got tips, advice, questions, and suggestions? Send them to:
greg [at] daddytypes [dot] com

Join the [eventual] Daddy Types mailing list!


Archives

copyright

copyright 2014 daddy types, llc.
no unauthorized commercial reuse.
privacy and terms of use
published using movable type

advertisements