Friday, September 19, 2008

All Dressed Up With Nowhere to Go

On our way to meetup with some moms and tots today we had car trouble. Sadly, we never made it to our destination. We were stranded at a Dunkin' Donuts in the middle of nowhere. Now, I love D+D as much as the next girl but Teige is not a huge fan.
Thankfully, I was well prepared. We were able to enjoy lunch at a nearby picnic table while waiting for Karl to rescue us.
Since Karl takes the train to work we were stuck for awhile. We did our best to make the most of the situation. Teige loves watching cars speed down the road (and yes, because of this, I fear the day I can no longer restrain, I mean contain him with a stroller). Since we were near a main street we happily watched the traffic.
After awhile Teige grew tired of this.
So, we decided to go on an adventure.

I told you we were in the middle of nowhere!Finally, Karl came and rescued us. And they lived.....

Okay, we only made it about 2 miles before we had to pull back over.
In the end we made it home safely. This very long day got me thinking. I used to consider myself pretty prepared for disaster. I always have a backup outfit for the baby and a decent stash of diapers on hand. We have jumper cables and the charger for my cell in the car. Because I am a nurse I have a ridiculously well stocked fist aid kit in my trunk. Now that I have Teige I realize this is not enough. This weekend I plan to add a gallon of water , spare can of formula, and a heavy blanket to my arsenal.
How are you prepared for the unexpected?


Belinda said...

Time to dish out some bucks to AAA! That and add a box of goldfish to the mix! I used to keep 2-3 diapers and a package of wipes in the car at all times too - just in case! Looks like you did well! And besides, stranded at D&D it doesn't get any better than that! Go here and click to hear song #16, (SUV), even the Veggie Tales guys know D&D rocks!!

Belinda said...

Ur...go here to hear it:

Stephanie said...

Cute song but, ugh I just couldn't bear listening to that more than once. I need to get one of the They Might Be Giants kids CD for Teige.