The Night We Realized Our Lives Will Never Be the Same

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This past weekend we my wife and I realized our lives will never be the same again.

You see on the 17th of this month my wife and I welcomed the newest addition to our family, our daughter, Baby E. on Friday evening my wife and I decided that we would all ride to town and drive through somewhere and get something to eat for dinner. We thought this would be a good idea to let my wife and daughter get out of the house since they had been there all week without getting out much.

So we all loaded up into the car. My son in his booster seat, baby in her car seat and wife in the back with the two if them with me at the wheel. We get to town and get to our favorite chicken joint and are sitting in the drive through thinking this is such a great outing when all goes south.

The first thing that happens is Baby E wakes up from a nap and I do not know if it is the fact that she is a new place, locked in a seat, or hungry but she goes nuts. She starts crying and my wife decides to take her out of the car seat. This works (she prefers to be held all the time :) and I drive around the parking lot as my wife very gracefully puts her back in the car seat.

After successful re-entry into the car seat we are on our way to another place to get what me and my son want. Then she wakes up crying again… To which my three-year old son says, “not this again!” This gave my wife and myself a good chuckle even with all the craziness.

We end up pulling over into a vacant parking lot so she could eat and change the expulsion she had in her diaper between chicken joint and current location.

After a what seemed like eternity with a hungry and tired three-year old in the car we re able to get back on the road to finish picking up dinner.

We were able to make it the rest of the way home without any more incidents but my wife and I realized that our family has changed.

One thing is for certain and that is that even though our lives have changed we are loving it and would not trade it for the world.

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