1. I’ve learned to hold truly remarkable quantities of highly detailed information in my head. This comes in most handy when I make a run to Subway for my family of five, sure, but it’s also helpful with things like social security numbers and medical info, complicated extracurricular calendars, school supply lists, and holiday shopping.
2. Taking two trips is for cowards. I didn’t do it when I had five entrees and three martinis to carry, and I’m not doing it now. I don’t care how many diaper bags, shopping bags, thrashing toddlers and actively suckling infants I have – or how heavy the blasted gallon of OJ is – we are only walking from the car to house one time. Got it?