As I sat and folded the diapers today all I could think is I’m so over it! After three kids (two are still in diapers), I’ve had enough. I have washed and folded so many diapers over the years and I can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.
The problem is I’m over diapers but I’m so not ready for potty training yet. With my first kiddo, potty training unleashed a monster inside of me I never knew existed, and after he was successfully potty trained that monster disappeared. I wonder, is that monster still there just waiting to be woken from hibernation?
I like to think that with the addition of each kiddo to our family that I have become more patient and more tolerant. Mostly because well, I had no choice but to learn to let go a little more. Hopefully this will hold true when I am scrubbing the floor for the tenth time that day, and yes, washing even more laundry! Is that even possible?
I remember when I was pregnant with my first kiddo and had bought 2 stages of cloth diapers and my friends and family looked at me and thought I was insane, they said I would never stick it out. Well I’m proud to say I did! We saved a lot of money and I like to think that my three kids have had less of an impact on the environment. Plus where we live there is no garbage pick up so washing and reusing is better.
Nonetheless I will do a happy dance and perhaps have a big bonfire when they are retired for good. Until then I will change, wash and fold my days away. What age did you potty train your kids at?