Sunday, September 25, 2011

Emergency preparedness

I am newly, blissfully addicted to Pinterest. It gives a person the distinct sense of having accomplished something when, in fact, all she has done is lain in bed so her kid will stay asleep.

Pinterest has given me some anxiety. I fear I will fail to thrive as a mother and human being if I do not purchase a sewing machine and a laminator. I am now aware it is possible to fashion upwards of twenty different homemade wreaths for even the most mediocre holidays. And I am more keenly attuned every moment to the impending apocalypse. We need food storage. Survival training.

And all I do is watch my kid sleep.

But sometimes a person realizes she may be unduly complicating things. In fact, the ability to complicate simple things may not only describe a pastime, but a defining personality trait.

Think with me on this. Is there anything I need in a 72 hour kit besides a jar of peanut butter, a bottle of gatorade, and a small firearm.

I eagerly await your input.


Liz Johnson said...

I own both a sewing machine and a laminator. If only we lived next door to one another... then they would actually get used.

I have always figured that feminine hygiene products would be important things to have in a 72 hour kit. If nothing else, they would be excellent to barter with in exchange for cookies and other delicious things.

Liz Johnson said...

Also, I totally clicked on this article, hoping it was Ryan. Alas.

Jacki said...

What a pretty baby. Is that Dr Seuss behind his head?

Maybe add some baby wipes to the kit.

Rach said...

This is coming from the roommate that I only lived with for one semester. One was enough, as you are about to verify by looking at this post. (P.S. Bailey is their 20-pound poodley dog.)

Tree Peeps said...

Is Forrest sleeping with his hand on your breast? So cute. Elliott just started doing that
I must say I was so happy to read that you also spend your days staring at your sleeping baby in hopes of getting him to sleep longer. It seems that the minute you walk away, they wake up, huh?
You are a good mom!
(Yes, I think your jar of peanut butter and small firearm will go a long way.)

Jen said...

I think your kit would be great. Maybe some crackers or something to put the pb on.

Adriana said...

a flashlight.

Jasmine said...

gosh, i just love that feeling of relaxing with your sleeping, nursing babester (with their little hand peacefully resting on your bosom). for a lactating mother, i might throw in a couple more gatorade bottles :)