Thursday, February 25, 2010

It's not easy being green

aka more witticism from tired parents

As you all know we decided to cloth diaper. We figured since neither one of us has ever changed a diaper before we would have no bad habits to break. I would love to tell everyone that it's going great, but really I wouldn't know because I am absolutely terrified of changing her diaper, I have bargained with hubs that I will start changing her diaper as soon as her cord falls off and until then I will sit in the corner eating my elbows.

This is the conversation I overheard between hubs and Aliza yesterday as he was changing her diaper...

(We put her in a disposable diaper for our first visit to the pediatrician, we figured it would be a little easier and it was, so when we got home we changed back into cloth)

Hubs: Isn't this better than those nasty disposable diapers?
Hubs: (dismayed at her unenthusiastic response) Don't you feel green?
Aliza: (louder now) WAAAAAAAA
Hubs: No? You feel pissed off?
Aliza: (in agreement) WAAAAAAAA
Hubs: It's not easy being green!

And so maybe it isn't easy being green, but so far the diapers have had one blowout (our fault not diapers) the disposable which we have used a fraction of the time (mostly during the hospital daze) had two! They seem more absorbent and once we know what the heck we are doing just as easy to use as sposies. We may very well consider adding some all in ones to the mix once that dreaded cord falls off.


noahandlylasmommi said...

LOL too funny. We are going to be using cloth for the first time as well. Should be interesting :)

Lana said...

wait. you haven't changed her diaper yet?

rbenson said...

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