As I am walking around with my 5 month old in the ERGO, I hear a familiar sound and vibration. Bodie is letting it rip and seems rather pleased with himself. I head to the changing table and realize that the oh-so-slippery and gooey breastmilk poop has squished out of the bottom of the diaper...onto my shirt. Diaper malfunction. I knew I should have double checked to ensure the prefold was tucked into the cover! Yuck. So I put the baby down on the changing pad and begin to take off my clothes. Down to my bra and underwear, the phone rings. I pick up the phone and start to laugh. It is an old friend from Seattle who found me on Linked In and has offered to help with the website logo. Thank goodness for two things: 1) Video conferencing is not automatic 2) He also has young kids and gets it.
Still standing in my skivvies, I clean up the baby, re-diaper and re-dress him. I discuss what I've been up to for the last 8 years. I try to stay focused and channel my former professional self to discuss the logo - but I just can't with a gurgling baby AND a 4 year old playing Garbage Truck with all of his toys upstairs. There is so much that I want to be doing and accomplishing at this moment and I start to feel myself tense with frustration.
I will either laugh or cry. Or tear my hair out. (Gray Hair will be my next post).
Back to the computer with the baby, I strap on the BreastFriend (saviour!) while squeezing the phone to my shoulder and give Bodie a milk-snack so I can finish the conversation. Then he fusses and...burps. My friend just laughs (HE GETS IT!) and we finish the conversation. He will sketch some ideas while on a business trip to Korea and I should have some ideas to review by next week.
Thank goodness I am starting a business that is specifically for babies. It doesn't matter when I talk to vendors, suppliers, logo drafters, website providers, merchant solutions, etc that I have a baby cooing (or crying) in the background. I had both my boys at the CA Board of Equalization when I applied for, and received, my CA Resellers Permit. Both with me at the County Clerk registering my business name. Both at the City applying for my business license. And thank you, Bank of America, for keeping a basket full of lollipops on your counters - it isn't hard to convince my 4 year old to make the trip!
This is a great adventure. I am already enjoying the ride.
The BumRite Diapers BLOG
It started with reading The Diary of Anne Frank when I was 11 years old. I have 20 hand-written diaries locked in a safe in my basement. Now I am taking my musings on-line and semi-scripted to complement my cloth diaper website http://www.bumritediapers.com.
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