Packing to Ride

Ok, after giving my Self and four kids a bath, and getting Nathan and the teenager awake (by pouncing and dog pile, naturally), it is time to pack up!

We have blankets for the strollers when it is cool in the morning and to cover them for naptime in the afternoon.

We have snacks and water and juice boxes for the kids.

We have bottles and sippy cups ready for the babies.

We have baby food and baby snacks and pre-measured formula for the babies.

We have diapers (both sizes), wipes, cloth for changing, and a change of clothes for diaper blowouts and cold water rides.

We have the stroller, baby seat, and baby backpack.

Ears are charged, phones are charged, the teenager’s iPod is charged.

Deaf passes ready, foster passes ready, wallet, and at least twenty seven binkies.

That’s about as ready as we can be.

Playing hard sure is work!


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About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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