Moms, let’s talk about how Amazon is Mom’s best friend.
There’s a saying about how a dog is man’s best friend. Which I totally get and would have agreed with before having a baby. Now don’t get me wrong, I love my dogs. I would do just about anything for them, which is evident in the $1500 we’ve shelled out for Bud recently. They still think they’re my best friend, which usually ends up in me asking “why do you love me so much?” when they are follow me through the entire house. Tiny with always having to be under my feet. Bud with finding ways to stick his entire head in the shower each morning. And Maggie only wanting to play when I’m sitting in the floor with the baby.
But let’s talk about my real, real best friend – Amazon. Let’s get serious, shall we? Only a true friend is there for you around the clock. Only a true friend will bring you whatever you heart desires. And Only a true friend will have a little dot that sits on our TV console that allows me to add laundry detergent (or chocolate) to my car without judgment.
This true friend is Amazon, folks.
The other night while sleep training our little guy I realized we desperately needed a white noise machine. Our neighbors park their trucks close to his bedroom window and their son works odd hours through the night. So around 4am each night he is either returning home or leaving for work. The start of a F150 is enough to wake our little guy out of a deep sleep. Of course the idea hit me at 4am, when I had to stumble through the dark to comfort our son. What did I do? Grabbed my phone and added a white noise machine to my shopping cart. It arrived two days later. Easy!
Let’s talk about all the other wonderful stuff you can buy on Amazon. Like… protein powders I get to buy without ever having to step foot into a store. I can do my research, read reviews from people and then make my selection. No small town options for me! Or how I have the dogs’ food delivered once a month automatically. They go through close to 100 pounds of food a month now I don’t have to haul it around the store or make a special stop since we feed them a higher quality food then the local Wal-Mart sells.
We’ve ordered step-ups for J’s truck, a TV console, clothes, nursing gear (that I ended up not being able to use), jewelry, dog food, diapers, wipes, protein powders, ready-to-drink shakes, toilet paper, detergent, veggie spiralizer, chew toys (for dogs and baby), and so, so much more. My order history looks like a cornucopia of wild thoughts!
A best friend remembers even when you forget.
Can we talk about diapers for a second? Moms our little ones go through so many diapers. Who knew a child so small could produce so much?! Am I right? Nothing is worse than having to run to Wal-Mart in the middle of the night leaving one parent home with a diaperless child because you ran out. What do you do with them? Put a bunch of blankets around them? Sit them in the bathtub?
I mean, seriously what do you do with them?
Amazon will remember your diapers for you. Once a month I receive a case. Did I remember to hit the “buy now” button? No. But Amazon remembered. It remembers two bags of dog food a month, a case of wipes and a case of toilet paper every three months.
It’s magical. Every month two bags of dog food and one case of diapers just appear. Then every three months I also get a case of toilet paper and wipes. Pure happiness. I have to admit, I just added the TP to my subscribe & save feature. I needed one more item to boost my savings and I thought it would be a good fit. The case came but we didn’t need it right away so I stuck it in the garage. The other morning J yells down the hall that we’re out of TP. So I go out into the garage, grab my case and set it down in front of him. I said “here ya go, think this is enough?” He just looked at me. I knew what he was thinking – why did you order a CASE of toilet paper? Then I showed him the math from buying that same amount at the store compared to what I spent… it was enough to pay for half of the case.
Not only does Amazon remember what I need, but it gives me a discount for forgetting! Seriously?!
Thank you Amazon for being the best friend I didn’t know I needed during the hardest transition of my life – parenthood.