The first day of house hunting started out with a bang–or rather a blowout.
With her usual sense of timing, Baby Diva waited until I turned to Captain Dad and said, “Okay, we’re all set to go,” and then let loose…quite literally. I did not even realize it until I picked her up to put her in the car seat and felt she was a little damp. Probably she tipped her sippy cup over, I thought.
Then I saw the deceptively little yellow stain. Like an iceberg, you know what lies underneath is much worse. I cannot understand why what looks like a minor leak from the outside can turn into a full-on mudslide once you open up the diaper. It has been quite a while since we’ve had a diaper buster and this one was a doozy.
We wrestled her onto a changing mat and stripped her down. Captain Dad held a squalling Diva under her arms so she wouldn’t leave a trail, while I used wipe after wipe after wipe to clean her up.
Finally, we really were ready. I should count my luck stars, I suppose, that she didn’t wait until we were in the car and 20 miles from the house.
So, we spent that day and the next looking for a house–raising our price range and lowering our standards, which is to be expected I suppose. We saw too cramped, too much work, and too close to traffic. We also saw two really great properties but we aren’t sure the community is the one for us. If I can’t be in the city, I think I would rather be in a really scenic area.
Everywhere we go, though, we spread the gospel of Baby Diva, welcoming new converts at every stop. They love her pudge and enjoy watching her feed herself small bites of avocado, banana, zucchini, chicken, or tofu. Few people in this area seem to have heard of babywearing, but they love seeing how happy Baby Diva is in her sling. However, at one house, we even met another mother carrying her one year old in a NoJo sling. Yesterday, I got Thai food at a surprisingly delicious little restaurant. So, the journey is as worthwhile as the destination.
The search continues until we find our house, but when you are with the ones you love, you are always home.