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Do you ever wonder what it would be like to go back and play 20 questions with yourself, sometime in the past? For example if almost 30 me when back and chatted with 17 or 18-year-old me, I can only imagine the reunion would go something like this…
Teenager Me upon seeing Future Me arrive: Gasps…where did those 30 pounds come from and what happened to your hair, it isn’t blond anymore? What are you doing to future me?????????? Note that teenager me was a little vain and suffered from rather nasty eating disorder toward the end of high school.
Future Me: Yeah about that, the question is where did those 15 pounds come from, because you could gain at least 10, and it was a small price to pay for future children, and
surprisingly, unfortunately, in reality blond you sticks around for quite some time.
Teenager Me: Taking in this information and glancing at Future Me’s wedding ring: WAY TO GET MARRIED!!!! What’s he like? (Can we say one-track mind?)
Future Me: NO NO NO, no giving away anything you’ll have to do that on your own, but he’s perfect for you, that’s all I’ll say! Now I’ve got a few questions for you…How do you feel about diapers?
Teenager Me: UGH diapers smell bad, and aren’t they really bad for the environment? Teenager me already cared about the environment, just not her own body, what can I say, nobody’s perfect. Teenager me also had no idea what cloth diapers were except something her parents or grandparents used and were believed to be extinct much like a triceratops.
Future Me: Yes diapers, don’t you think they’re completely addicting…don’t you care about your future children?
Teenager Me: Umm perhaps you should seek therapy, meanwhile I think I’ll have a diet coke.
Future Me: Okay but make sure to STUDY!!! and don’t drink too much!!! (what can I say I’m a mother)
Clearly teenager me must think I have some kind of weird obsession with poop if I love diapers this much. You might think I’ve lost my mind, but then I would have to ask you, do you use cloth diapers? Because you probably don’t. They are super addicting. Not just because they are actually cheaper than disposable diapers (albeit your initial investment is a bit higher), they are better for the environment (don’t get me started on my insane theory that someday we’re going to send all the disposable diapers from the landfills to a black hole without actually knowing the effect this will have on the universe), better for your baby’s bottom (think less chemicals) and honestly they are way cuter. I think it’s this last bit that has so many of us addicted. There are so many different options and kinds from cotton babies including the well-known bumGenius and flip to best bottom to FuzziBunz to Tiny Tush (From WI <3) and so so many others, those are just some of my favorites. Cloth diapers come in a never ending sea of colors, patterns, styles and materials. There are cloth diapers for all occasions. To the point that I have to refrain from adding to my stash simply because I want her to have that super cute pattern or color not because she needs another cloth diaper. That’s what’s so great about them though, they are not just functional but adorable, easy to use and wash as well and who doesn’t love adorable. I think we may have to start support groups, alternatively perhaps some kind of diaper swapping program because at this rate, when you just want to keep buying it’s not so much the savings that cloth diapers give you but the hug that your giving mother nature by using them and the ability to keep the chemicals typically found in disposable diapers off your baby’s bottom. But seriously how does THIS in lovelace not make your heart swoon. Clearly I need help, I wonder what they call an addiction to diapers?
Anyone else out there have this problem, perhaps we could
start a support group buy in bulk together for some kind of discount? =)
Disclaimer: None of the above links paid or gave me anything for mentioning them in my word vomit, think of this as merely the 1st step in admitting my addiction at which time I mention some of my favorite cloth diaper manufacturers. If for any reason you buy something for reading this, lucky them, if you continue to keep reading this, lucky me!
- Mrs. Money: Save Money with Cloth Diapers (savings.com)
- Cloth or Plastic? (stophereiwannagetoff.wordpress.com)
- Cloth Diapering – An opinion from a Non-Hippie Husband (franklingoose.typepad.com)
- Cloth Diaper eCard (theecochic.com)
- How I Wash My Cloth Diaper’s (joyfulpregnancystl.com)
- Hellllooooo Cloth! Charlie Banana Introduces Its Limited Edition ‘Goodbye Disposable, Hello Cloth’ Diaper In Honor Of Earth Day 2011 (prweb.com)
- Cloth Diapering Information (bellissimom.wordpress.com)
- One-Third of Parents Say They Would Switch to Cloth Diapers to Save Money, New Survey Reveals (prweb.com)