All moms have been there: Stuck in a store, poop/pee seeping out the sides… and NO changing table. Great. Just how we all love to spend a Sunday afternoon. The fantasy of Hubby and I finally purchasing our new dining room table did not involve brainstorming how to remedy the “situation” inside of LadyP’s diaper… in the middle of Restoration Hardware. The pristine Belgian linens, the finely refined unfinished wood, the modern-yet-rustic metal and polished grey floors… it all screams “change my diaper now,” doesn’t it? It does when you have no choice.
Off to the ‘Employees Only’ bathroom we went (in the back storage area) with the super-adorable-and-sweet salesgirl Jenny. Armed with only a super-thin changing sheet and no changing table in the restroom, I was totally and UNfabulously unprepared. (Afterall, it was sort of a crazy morning with TheFabMom’s TV appearance earlier that day! Click here to see.) Back to my dilemma: I stared at the cold cement floor, glanced at LadyP and immediately envisioned her smacking her little body and head around (as she likes to do now). My baby’s head cracking open on concrete was not in the plan for the afternoon. Ha. Handle this one, Jill. To my rescue, Jenny asked “Can you use this?” handing me a large foam square from one of the shelves. Brilliant. Jenny stayed nearby to make sure we were safe/ok until the diaper change was over and I was so thankful. And you will be happy to know that the foam square was not harmed by any bodily fluids.
MORAL OF THE STORY: If you work in a store, think about asking a mommy if she needs any help should you happen to lead her to the restroom. Most likely she doesn’t, but she just might every now and then.
Thank you Jenny! You not only saved me (and LadyP) from disaster, but you taught me how to be EXTRA-resourceful. Don’t underestimate the usefulness of packing foam, and/or any other unconventional items that might be laying around right when you need them. I will remember you Jenny, every time I’m in a bind from this day forward. (And you also know how to take a fab picture for a Mommy blog too!) Attention Jenny’s boss: GIVE THIS GIRL A RAISE.