Toddler + Hurricane – Power = Insanity
Hey everyone! Hurricane Irene stole my power and my internet for way too long but I’m back in the twenty-first century now, thank goodness. Having a toddler and being without power is pretty much the worst thing ever. I don’t know how the Amish do it. Honestly, I don’t even want to talk about it.
Just kidding! I totally do want to complain about it! (Have you even met me?) Here’s my list of the top ten worst things about having no power with a little kid.
1. No TV to entertain your kid while you get ready for work or cook dinner. (Well, Caro watches her shows on Netflix on my laptop because I don’t have cable, but same difference.)
2. No hot water to bathe yourself or your kid in. You choose: cold-showering a screaming toddler, or having a child perpetually covered in ketchup and worse. I’ll leave it up to your imagination which option I chose.
3. No power to your refrigerator or freezer, so all your food goes bad.
4. No power to cook with. Not that you have any food to cook because, remember, it all went bad in step #3.
5. A really effing dark house after 8pm.
6. No air conditioning or fans, unless you count the kind you fold out of paper accordion-style like you did in third grade, which I most certainly do not.
7. No internet to play on after your kid goes to bed. What am I supposed to do, read an actual book? Like, on paper?? Ew.
8. Actually, just kidding, your kid never goes to bed because the white noise machine doesn’t work without any power, so the issue of what to do with your alone time goes pretty much out the window.
9. No electricity to wash your clothes or your cloth diapers, you dirty hippie, you.
10. Did I mention there’s no TV to distract your child while you do what you need to do with no help because remember, you’re a single mom? Because you’re me, in this scenario, in case I forgot to mention that.
Anyone else deal with nineteenth-century conditions as a result of the hurricane? How did you make it through? Anything to add to my list?Add a Comment