As a first time mom, I remember the first time I took Avery out on my own. I think it was just a quick errand to the post office. It seemed like there were so many little details to think through. Which parking spot would be the best so I could get her car seat into and out of the car the easiest, did I set up her stroller right, would I have enough time to do what I needed to do before she needed to eat again, did I need to pack a bottle, etc. Too many details!
So yesterday I decided to take her with me to downtown Los Angeles to the fabric district. For those of you who don't know where I live, my house is about 45 minutes from downtown, without traffic. But when is there no traffic in LA? Driving downtown stresses me out- there are lots of one way streets, it's very crowded, there are crazy drivers, you get the idea. But I needed to go downtown so I decided to see this as a challenge of sorts. To see how far I've come in just 8 months.
She cried or whined almost the whole way there (it took me a little over an hour). I found myself driving the WRONG WAY on a one way street (luckily it was an alley not a busy street), got honked at and finger pointed (no not that finger), didn't find what I was ultimately in search of, and got back to my car to find that I had been boxed in.
But I did it :) There is no way I would have attempted that 8 months ago. Something that seeemed so intimidating and difficult then is a piece of cake today.