Ok, I hate to admit this but there is a man bag out there that: A. Holds all yer crap B. Attracts women C. Makes women think that you are THE man. It's called a diaper bag. Yes my brothers... the diaper bag. When my daughter was around 18 months we started venturing out together into the world with regularity. If you don't have an infant, no big deal - just borrow one from a neighbor who has 6-8 of them. See, I'm a planner. When my darling daughter was 2 we had a summer here with 100 straight days over 100 degrees and most were 110-120. I was a single parent with a munchkin who was willing to let my inability to breastfeed slide as long as I got her out of the house and kept her cool. The salvation? yes folks, the diaper bag. I found we could get an annual membership to the large waterpark down the road and voila - a well packed diaper bag solves every problem. Restaurants, parks, the States of Florida, California and Texas - all were feasible with a well packed diaper bag. Picture the scene: 2:00 PM, temp is hitting 120 at the water aprk and all the 'moms' and I retire to the umbrellas/misters to let the kids nap while we chat. Without fail, everyone starts looking for stuff the kid needs - diapers, 3.7 million SPF sunblock for the redheaded kids, Rubbing alcohol for the clogged ears, baby wipes for 756,234.8 documented reasons, powder, a magazine, CD's, snacks, drinks, change. Yes fellas - I packed a diaper bag that would make an Eagle Scout bow and admit that he was nowhere near prepared. Remember, it doesn't have to be masculine here to win the women and make you feel masculine. i went with a 'borderline bitch' model with Winnie the Pooh and his crew in a nice pink and blue. Think I'm kidding? Brad Pitt could be signing autographs 3 tables away and the hero is the guy who says "allow me" and deftly removes the greenish baby waste with a single wipe and rediapers junior in a single motion. Really want to turn on the charm for an especially hot poolside babe? Throw a quick frenchbraid into her daughters hair WITHOUT waking her while discussing fashion. Now the kicker - casually mention an hour later that you are straight and then play 'collect the phone numbers'. Trust me fellas - Kid is optional, learn to pack a fluffy pink diaper bag and there is not a woman alive who will not think you are the coolest man around. Check www.rentacutebaby.com
if you need a prop but it really isn't required. One good diaper bag filled with essentials and the world is yours.