Thursday, November 3, 2011

mcdonalds

Sat in ridiculous traffic on the way to pick up the boys.

Got home and realized I was locked out.

Boys crying.

Took them to McDonalds until Christian could get home.

Graham pooped at McDonalds.

How do you change a 2-year-old's diaper at McDonalds when you are alone and also have a 10-month-old?

You pull the high chair into the bathroom.


How do you guys do it??


11 comments:

jena wise said...

wow, that's pretty ingenious. I'd have gone to the car to change him, but I like your idea better.

at Le Boulanger they don't have changing tables or ANYTHING that resembles one - changed a blow out standing up and holding a baby there. should have gone to the car then...

Erica said...

Hmm.. that's pretty smart. I haven't had that issue before. I am generally with someone else at McDonald's who can watch my other child.. And at the mall in Fresno they have those "family restrooms" with a big potty, a little bitty potty, and a changing table all in one room so Emily can go potty and I can change a diaper all at the same time..

LJ, DC and ML said...

Oh you poor girl!
I would make mini wait as long as possible, which is what she would prefer anyway, and then change her in the car. I'm scared of the bathroom in McDonald's even when I am by myself, never mind the kids.

Carrie said...

You should have come to my house!! Next time something like this happens, please come over!

Kerri said...

wow! that was a great idea! maybe i've done that before...but maybe not. amazing how awesome solutions can come to moms in the moment...and somtimes not, and boy does that stink. have you seen those bathroom stalls that have seats for little ones...5 point harness and all, attached to the wall? never used it, but i think it's a good idea!

MKV said...

You were creative - I'll keep that one in the back of my mind for the future!!! I've heard stories of moms that accidentally lock themselves out of the house while baby(s) are on the inside...Guess that is when a hidden key is a good thing, too!

MKV said...

You were creative - I'll keep that one in the back of my mind for the future!!! I've heard stories of moms that accidentally lock themselves out of the house while baby(s) are on the inside...Guess that is when a hidden key is a good thing, too!

Molly said...

Jena--It was raining out, so I didn't want to lug them back out to the car.

Erica--I rarely go anywhere alone with the boys since I'm either at work or home with Christian on the weekends, but I figured all the other moms do it, so I could, too! Ha.

Lenessa--We had just finished eating and Graham hadn't gotten to play yet. And the last thing I wanted was a blow out while he was playing. Otherwise I would have taken him home!

Carrie--I actually thought about it! But the boys were hungry and I figured I'd take advantage of it and show Graham the play structure for the first time.

Kerri--Seat attached to the wall? That is awesome. I was pretty proud of my solution but wondered if it was old news and everyone does that. Although most people don't have two tiny kids in diapers.

Mara--We've been meaning to put a spare key outside for, oh, 10 months. Ha! On Tuesday I crawled in through our bedroom window. And then I shut it all the way, so I was out of luck this time.

Ashley said...

This reminds me of when Charlie and Max were both so little. I remember being on a plane and Max pooped and I just changed him right there in our seats (gross I know, but no one else was around us or saw . . . ) It's crazy and hard and you probably don't even realize how hard it is most of the time because you are too busy living it!

Chris said...

You get an "A" for creativity (or should that be a "C"?) Perfect solution. I know how you felt, because a similar situation just happened to me with your boys at the park. It's really hard to simply go home when you just got there. And in your case sounds like going home wasn't an option anyway. Hide that key.

Em said...

Genius. I do crazy things to take care of my own daughter when in a complicated situation, and I often wonder how I'll manage more than one. I'm glad to know there's other fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants mothers out there, too.