Thursday, September 24, 2009

Just Julie: Can't they just wear cloth forever!?

Well my twins boys are about to turn 3yrs old and I think it's finally time I try and take potty training a little more seriously. I've been attempting it for quite some time but find myself saying to myself "oh they just aren't ready yet" but maybe I am the one who's just not ready. I go to reach for underwear and they say "diaper!" I am much too eager to oblige.

In a way I feel like I've just learned about cloth and now my days of cloth diapering babies is going to be over. I regret not having tried it or at least looked into it when my daughter was little. She would have looked so cute with a fluffy bum, instead our family album is filled with photos of her in disposables which I find quite embarrassing, especially since I sell cloth diapers! Now that my sons are in underwear most of the day I regret not having taken more photos of them in cloth, maybe I should have had their portrait taken with cute diapers on....oh, isn't hindsight 20/20!?

I'm so thankful to have become as passionate about cloth as I have become, to have fulfilled my dream of owning a business, and have actually tried something that I would have never imagined I'd love so much. With my daughter I can honestly say, the thought of cloth NEVER crossed my mind.

So I guess it should come as no surprise to me that I would be sad at the thought of never putting another cloth diaper on my sons, never having to fold diaper laundry, no longer needing to covet the latest and greatest diaper other than as stock for my store. I can tell my sons are close to being ready and if I stick to my guns and stay committed to following through they'll probably be potty trained in no time. Then there will be no turning back.

6 comments:

Anna said...

It is sad to think about being done with cloth diapering. It is very addicting. Thankfully, I have a long road ahead. At least you can live vicariously through your customers ;)

TeamOSM said...

Aww, this post makes me sad! *tear*

At least you get to stay on top of things in the cloth world through work. And there are always grandbabies to cloth diaper someday, right? =D

Jackie at 3littleones said...

i think it will be so sad for me when my youngest is out of diapers too. With my oldest I was so excited (I already had 2 with a 3rd on the way!) so really didn't want to have 3 in diapers at teh same time :) But I know when it comes my baby finally being potty trained, I will be sad. Good luck w/ the potty training :)

Julie said...

I know it is sad! Thankfully I'll still be surrounded by fluff and I'll get to see all the new diapers that come out.

And in my local natural moms group a lot of mamas are just having babies and plan on more so there will be lots of little tiny bums for me to see fluff on.

Momto3LittleFlowers said...

You wont believe that I have a post like this in draft since forever... At 18 months old Mimi started showing signs of PT and I didnt got serious about it... Today, at 28 months old she is still in diaper full time... Im seriously NOT ready to PT my last child and be out of cloth diapers... When she pees or poos, she goes to the drawer, grabs a diaper and a wipe, and comes to me for a diaper change...

Attila & Tamara said...

That's so funny. I have just decided to cloth diaper my son who is 20 months. My order should be arriving in the mail soon. I keep thinking--oh I hope he doesn't potty train for a few more months so I can use my cloth diapers (and get my money out of them). A couple of months ago I couldn't wait for him to potty train so we wouldn't be wasting so much $ on disposables.

 

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