Me: (hauling 50lbs suitcases one at a time to the side of the bus while wearing Pax in the Ergo) *grunt*
Greyhound Employee 1: Weren't you with somebody? That big guy with the beard? Why isn't he helping you with this?
Me: He's with the other kid (sweat drips off of forehead onto suitcase)
Greyhound Employee 2: Was that the kid who tried to board the bus to San Pedro and then started to take off his pants?
GE 2: (To GE 1) Oh yeah, dog, she's got the easy job. Don't feel sorry for her.
'Travel Plaza' is one of the more anxiety-provoking places where Bear has run away.
Related note: Should not have left the leash at home.
Normal Parent vs Nomad Parent
Normal Parent: 1 show/day max
Nomad Parent: Try to wait until kid has been non-obnoxious for four consecutive minutes before busting out the iPad so he doesn't realize he's being rewarded for acting like a demon.
Normal Parent: Assemble changing pad, wipes, clean diaper, plastic bag. Change diaper. Strap baby securely in her stroller while you wash your hands.
Nomad Parent: Change diaper on lap, in a moving bus, place on floor while reminding yourself not to step on it later. Immediately eat a burrito.