Saturday, September 27, 2008

For the first time in years...

We are diaper/pull up/diaper wipes free!!!

I know that the cool thing is to yell that your debt free, but really people think about the extra $100 or so back into our budget each month. I have been changing diapers for six and a half years. That is a lot of wipes, poop, and diapers and this week is the marker not of having to deal with this part of my life ever again. That is until grandchildren are worked into the deal.

I am thinking that by the time grand children come along, paper diapers will be ilegal. Diapers will be sold in the dark alleys of small towns and disposed of in the dark waterways. Nothing makes my heart smile than to hear the pitter patter of footsteps down the hall. The clink of a lifted toilet seat and the sound of tickle-tickle, all on ones own. No prompting from mommy. I am a new woman. My heart is singing and dancing to the beat of "bob the builder" undies.

Last week I was running late on picking Ethan up from school. I grabbed Emerson from his slumbering nap, and did not have time to take him potty. In the car he said he had to go, and I said he must hold it until we got home. I kind of forgot about him needing to go and stopped at the mall. We did not get home until after 5pm. Once out of the car Emerson goes running into the house and says..."mommy I said a long time ago that I had to go potty". Oops, but he held it and went on his own.

It is such a big deal for me. I am so done with diapers and the funny thing is David mentioned all the room in our garbage can, noting it must be the lack of diapers. So that is my rant and rave about the brilliance of my two year old who is completely potty trained and Eric who is now trained through the nights at four. He was really trained a long time ago, just a little lazy, so I would put him in a pull up at night. Once he saw his younger brother was done, and never ever used a pull up Eric decided he did not need them either. So many milestones this month. Bliss!!!!

6 comments:

  1. That is exciting times. I love being diaper free. Congrats to you and your little man. :)

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  2. I can remember the day...four kids and no more diapers. Truly, we had crossed a threshold! I remember thinking it was the last remnant of baby days to have my daughter finally trained. She was the worst! Figures...she was the girl.

    Congrats, and don't worry; that $ will spend quickly and you'll wonder how you ever managed to buy diapers!!

    peace~elaine

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  3. In my whiniest voice, I want to be done with diapers, too!!!

    It's been 4 1/2 years for me...I'm over diapers!!

    Son will be 3 later this month...hopefully the light at the end of the tunnel is drawing near!

    Congratulations to you and your son!

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