I just packed my nightmare Tupperware and random "safe" plastic toddler dishes cabinet and found like 2 containers with matching lids. WTH? I have been meaning to buy a ton of Pyrex food storage containers forever but have been too cheap to invest in a large set of them so have been buying Ziploc disposables on the sly. But then they get left in the fridge until the insides turn the color of whatever they were holding, or Ben forgets them at work until they are all science experimenty or in a fit of laziness we throw them in the dishwasher, and you know they are leaching something. So, I either need to pony up the cash for glass, or I need to stop feeling so bad about my carbon footprint, which is growing quite large these days-- chucking all sorts of shit as we pack, having more than the self-replacing number of children, buying a brand new house which is surely off-gassing all sorts of scary chemicals lurking in all surfaces. We're on our 3rd Bumbo chair and Boppy for goodness sake! And don't even ask me how many Pack n Plays. I can't even remember my reusable grocery bags.
Oh my god, you guys. Packing sucks. And we have barely started:
The movers come a week from Friday. We actually BUY the house this week, and our new furniture (HUGEST CARBON FOOTPRINT EVER. I AM CARBON BIGFOOT. Today I just DROVE AROUND at 13.8 miles per gallon according to my car's helpful little computer so the kids could nap) should arrive next Monday.
You guys, we have so much to do between now and then. Especially because summer school starts tomorrow.
On a more positive note, Whole Foods was lousy with seasonal organic produce today (cherries! grapes! peaches!), and we have great packing help: