I became the house expert on unlocking bedroom doors with a paperclip.
My best example of quick thinking came many years prior to that...
We used cloth diapers with both kids. (It's awesome, actually) That meant carrying a pretty full bag (because they take up more space than disposables) at all times.
We'd decided to eat out in a moment of spontaneity and, of course, the baby needed a change.
I took him to the car and opened the diaper bag to discover....
...it was empty.
That's right. Zero diapers. I blinked dumbly at the bag and even did that "open and close in hopes I can suddenly do magic" thing.
I frantically looked around the car. Maybe I'd dropped one at one point in time. Maybe the heavens would open up and place one in my open hands.
Then I spotted it!
A thin blanket we used to cover baby toes in the carseat.
Cloth is cloth, right?
It's a small thing, but I commend my sleep deprived brain for being able to think quickly.