Recently I did some Christmas shopping in Milford with two good female friends. It was my first major trip out with my son and boy was I glad for the company. I tend to either way over prepare, or way under prepare and this day I thought I had gone overboard. It turns out that all the toys, milk, blankets, bags and the stroller all got used. We made it through the whole day with minimal fussing and even got a sit down meal in! I felt so accomplished at the end of the day.
It helped a lot having an experienced mother along, although I did get annoyed every time random people walked over and immediately started asking my friend questions about my son instead of me. So three things I learned from this trip. First, always pack more than you think you might need when going out in public. Second, shopping with friends makes caring for an infant much easier. Third, people will always assume you are not the primary caregiver if there is a woman with you.
The diaper count begins today, 6 diapers so far!