Have you ever had one of those dreams where you have some important event, I mean a really important event, and things keep happening to prevent you from going? The kind of dream that by the time you get to that special dance, that party you were so excited to go to, it's just ending? That is, if you get there at all? You keep remembering the crackers you need to bring, the gift you still have to wrap, the underwear you forgot to put on? By the time you've done that you realize you forgot dinner for your family! Then you get soup on your dress and need to change, and it takes another twenty minutes to find something else to wear? You find yourself running back and forth simultaneously forgetting and remembering everything you need to do or bring while the clock ticks later....and later...panic sets in...then finally, acceptance of a situation you can't change.
Much of the time that's what it feels like getting ready to go anywhere with a baby.
Though I must add, I look at his sweet, squishy face and have no desire to wake up.