I folded my last load of cloth diapers (at least for the near future) last night and packed away my fluffy stash.
I figured as soon as this day would come I’d be jumping for joy. Parents are always lamenting the diaper days. For those with sposies the battle cry is, “they are so expensive” and for those who cloth diaper the constant complaint is the never ending load of laundry and folding.
But as I patted the fluffy diapers admiring all the cute prints as I stuffed them away, I was a little sad that I wouldn’t be seeing them for awhile.
It’s not just the cute little owls, sharks and spaceships that I will miss (although I do have some seriously cute diapers!) it’s the idea that I still have a baby that needs diapers. I’m so proud that he chose to start using the “big boy potty” and has caught on so quickly, but it is just one more way my baby isn’t a baby anymore.
You hear “It goes so fast,” all the time before you have kids and think, “yeah right.” And even in those early days where it seems like you are sleep walking through a constant cycle of nursing and diaper changes that phrase can’t possibly be correct. But boom, and he’s two and so independent. And you are yearning for those first few moments, even with all of the sleepless nights and challenges.
Soon enough spotting my little guy in underwear will become the norm, and I’ll forget the fluffy stash I have packed away. But for the time being I’m going to miss that big poufy diaper sticking out from the back of his shorts. And that’s OK.
What are some of the baby things you swore you would never miss that you find yourself fondly reminiscing?