Time for what you ask? The 2nd Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge is happening this week and I've decided to attempt it. I did it last year and we managed to finish despite a daytrip and a stomach bug that ran through the family that week. Last year I learned that handwashing really wasn't that bad. I even learned that since I live in a warm, dry place with hard water I am able to get cleaner diapers faster when I handwash them and dry them outside in the sun. All in all I considered it a success and while I wasn't about to sell my washing machine I knew that I could use flats and handwash them if I ever needed to. This was especially reassuring because my daughter A. refuses to to use disposable diapers because she claims that they hurt (or did the last time we tried one on her over a year ago).
|Who can argue with these cute diapers for a baby boy?|
The more I thought about it the more I realized that this is exactly why I need to try it. So many women don't get the chance to be lazy and I just need to suck it up and deal. I complain that it's a pain to wash diapers when all I have to do is throw them in the washing machine and push a few buttons. I complain that it is a pain to go to the grocery store with both kids when I can load them in the car and drive. I need to stop complaining! I don't know if I will manage to complete the challenge or not this year, but I do hope I will remind myself of how lucky I am and stop complaining so much. I am hoping that by doing so I will be a better wife and mother. Wish me luck, I think I'm going to need it.
|Turns out the overpriced Gerber flats work just fine as inserts |
in her normal training pants.