Diary, October 18th: So few props for parents

I asked my FB Moms group the other day to shame me for letting Kit go to bed with a bottle of milk.

I know it’s bad. But friends, it’s so easy. So easy. Give her a bottle of milk in bed, she goes right to sleep at 6:30 p.m. No bottle, it’s hours of whining. Hours.

I know what to do. I know to take it away and just let her complain for a few nights until she gets it.

But I don’t want to. I don’t want to deal.

And one mom said, “I’d give her two bottles. We have so few props as parents.”

And it’s true. So few props.

Anyway, I’m not sure where I’m going with this. I guess I’ve been feeling guilty for this and for “sending my laundry out.” We have this service in town where we can bag our laundry, put it out on our stoop, someone gets it, washes it, and then returns it the next day, clean and folded. It’s about $20 bucks a bag.

I’m writing this and I could very well be doing my family’s laundry and saving $$$.

But this laundry service is a wonderful prop. Instead of days of doing laundry (is it just me, or is laundry a days-long event? Two days to wash it, a day or two to fold it, a day or two to put it all away. And by that point, you are starting on another batch of laundry to do it all over again? It’s excruciating).

This way, the laundry is done. It comes back, I put it away and BOOM. Chore done.

Props. We take them where we can get them.



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