Saturday, January 9, 2010

Cloth vs. Paper

Day 1- January 9, 2010

I was hoping I could kick off this blog with a more profound lesson learned, but the truth has been a pretty easy going day. I was actually starting to worry that I wouldn't have anything to write about tonight...but then I had dinner with my sister's mother-in-law, Carol. Somehow we got on the subject of diapers, particularly cloth diapers, and how she had to use them when her children were babes. I've heard people mention how annoying they were before but had never truly listened as they described the foul inconvenience of having to not only empty the diapers but hand scrub and air-dry them day in and day out. Suddenly I was confronted with all the things I take for granted. Today I learned that no matter how difficult I thought the day was- no matter how many times Emma threw a tantrum, or how often I worried about money, the state of the economy or what is happening with the country's health care plan-I didn't have to scrub a muddy diaper and hang it to dry. All joking I learned that it could ALWAYS be worse, and I've got it pretty darn good!



  1. What a neat idea for a blog! I love it!

  2. Thankfully the world of cloth diapering has improved in the past 20 years, or even the past 5. Now they have ones that go on just like a disposable, and you can even get flushable liners. They're also machine washable. ;)