Ok so I think it is time for a funny blog article. Many of you already know that I own TTDS Inc. So I have a home office where the back office portion of the company happens, and I then I have the "doula van"...
On average I drive roughly 1200 kilometres per month. I mean I go to see every TTDS client, often multiple times. So my van is literally my second home. So naturally my van contains some weird and wonderful things, beyond the average minivan mom.
I've got the "boring" things... industrial sized first aid kit and emergency road side kit, spare tire and jack kit. Yes I've actually used all those things. I can change a tire (but I won't unless I HAVE too), I've stopped at major accidents and I bandage little knees all the time. (Six knees between three kids. LOL)!
Then I have some other mom essentials... Paper towels and full size garbage bags (random child vomit attacks... need I say more)? At least 2 board games, a picnic blanket and a kite. Doesn't every mom carry these things?? A garbage can, drinking straws, napkins, toilet paper, wet wipes, extra diapers... you know "mom" stuff.
I have business items and Doula essentials... Business cards, a stapler, scissors, clean underwear and socks (after a long birth nothing is better than changing ones underwear). I also have a random decorative grass growing in a red solo cup right now because I don't have a green house, but it's loving the constant heat. Seriously it adds to my "van-bience".
Lastly I have my van snacks stash. This lives in my door in a special compartment. It used to be secret, but a hungry nine year old child can find snacks like a bloodhound! Normally I'll have a variety of nuts, protein bars, and other not so healthy snack type items. I also stash dental floss and tampons. These are highly necessary items when you might go out to a birth for 24 hours with no notice!
So last week we had a hilarious after school incident. The big kids climbed in and my middle daughter (age 7) instantly started with "I'm so hungryyyyyyyyy." (She's perfected the whine so imagine it like that).
Me "Seriously it's a 15 minute drive home".
"I'm going to die without foodddddddd."
So I flung a granola back to her. Which was followed by the random unwrapping rustling.
"I dunno what this is but it's not fooddddd."
Quick look back and my daughter is holding an unwrapped tampon. In the end she decided she could indeed wait until we got home for a snack. Having kids is never boring!
~ Doula In The Wild
By: Doula Sonja
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