I was perusing the aisles of a specialty food store the other day, waiting for 10 sandwiches to be made to bring home to my extended family. As I went to check out, the lady behind the counter and I started chatting and she got around to asking me if I had any kids. "Ya" I said, nonchalantly "A two year old. She's in the car right outside," gesturing over my shoulder. The woman turned white and fell silent. It took me the trip home to realize that she thought I left my baby in an unattended car, running, while I shot the shit. Of course I didn't do that; my mom was in the car with her. But it did get me thinking about how nice it would be if stores offered a "car-sitting" service while moms ran in to buy something quick (maybe even getting to sneak in a 5 minute adult conversation with a check-out lady, as sad as that sounds.)
Everyday life is not easy with a little one. And living in a city makes things extra hard. I want my dry cleaners to offer a drive-thru service so I don't have to pull up on the curb, roll down the window and throw my shoe at the door to get his attention. (Okay I don't do this but don't think the thought hasn't crossed my mind.) I want my dishwasher to sense when it's full and start automatically. I want a lady to come to my house during nap time and give me an eye-brow wax. I want someone to watch my baby in the car while I'm a good citizen and return the Target cart back to it's rightful position in the parking lot. I think of something new that would make my life easier with baby everyday. Now that I'm gearing up to have another one I'm scared of two things: having my husband come home and finding me in the fetal position every night, and not being able to provide the same undivided attention to my future child as I have given all along to my current one. I think my Dad said it best when, upon sharing this fear with him he replied, "Well honey, that's usually why first kids are a little messed up and second kids are a lot more balanced. No one should be getting that kind of undivided attention their whole lives." I'm a second kid, so I liked that sentiment.
This time around, I'm committed to finding things that will help me simplify my life when BQ#2 arrives. I want to be able to enjoy both of my kid's babyhoods without the fear of dirty dishes or overgrown eyebrows. Maybe it just means the laundry and dry cleaning sit a little longer, or the dishes don't get done that week, or my eyebrows start to look like Rob Pattinson's:
Recently, I was lucky enough to be sent samples from a Boston based baby food delivery service called Purely Pears (purelypears.com). The owners are moms themselves and understand how hard it is to get through a to-do list. So they've come up with a way to take the burden out of one of your arguably most important To-Do: feeding your baby! Basically, they take all the work out of homemade baby food by providing fresh, homemade, organic purees (locally sourced when possible!) delivered to your door in either three or seven-day supplies.
Oh, and might I add that the food is delicious? Like, really, really good. They delivered it during Miss P's nap time (eyebrow waxers, please take note) and I managed to finish both samples before she woke up. Don't judge me, my excuse is that I have a baby inside my belly that seemed to like it. Enter to win a FREE 3-day supply of Purely Pears organic baby food (nine, 5-oz. containers delivered to your door, free delivery within 20 miles of Boston) by "Liking" Purely Pears on Facebook www.facebook.com/purelypears and then telling me what would make your life simpler in the comment section of my page: www.facebook.com/misadventuresinmommyhood.
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3-day supply of Purely Pears organic baby food delivery (nine, 5-oz. containers delivered to your door) for $25. Use the code Mommyhood at checkout and simply order online at www.purelypears.com.
ABOUT PURELY PEARS:
Purely Pears is an organic baby food delivery service. The mission of Purely Pears is to give your baby the best, most nutritious options for starting solids while giving you the gift of time back with your family. Flavors are seasonal and include options like Classic Apples, Deliciously Golden Beets and Spring Peas & Cinnamon in both Stages 1 and 2.