Friday, January 30, 2009

Diapers for One

Well, about a year ago, after Selah was born, with no end in sight to the large range of diapers we were buying on a regular basis, we switched locations of our blog temporarily to diapers4four.blogspot.com. Then in March, we posted that Eliana was well on her way to being potty-trained before college and we returned to our current blog location.

In October, a bit before I was ready for it to happen, Mikey decided that it was time for him to enter the big-boy world. At the time, I made the mistake of mentioning that we fully didn't expect to potty-train any more children in the near future and that we should have three in diapers again this Spring.

Well, Danny decided a few weeks ago to take me to task on that assumption. He's been pushing to potty-train for a while, but since, at least compared to my other two when they potty-trained, he's so young, I've been holding off on him... not to mention the fact that I didn't really want to be cleaning up accidents after more than one kid at a time.

So, Danny has been in pull-ups for a few weeks now and this week, after considering the fact that I really don't worry too much anymore about Eliana or Mikey having accidents, I decided to go ahead and put the kid in underwear on a regular basis. And yesterday, he had his SECOND ACCIDENT-FREE DAY! Pretty impressive, that kid is.

Now if I don't do it, David will leave a comment saying something about "Blah, blah... all the kids still wear pull-ups at least at night, blah, blah... so still have four in diapers... blah blah." So there it is. And I do admit that we are still definitely in the stage where potty-training Danny is more work than leaving him in diapers. But nonetheless, in my estimation using the regulations previously determined on this (and our other temporarily used!) blog, Danny is no longer in diapers.

And I'm left trying to figure out how to reorganize a room and drawer that used to be stacked full of four different sizes of diapers and now has an array of diapers, three different sizes of pull-ups, and three different sizes of underwear. Good thing we're expecting a second diaper wearer to appear in a few months... Otherwise, I might find myself getting bored! (Hah!)

*Before you can ask, no, we will not be changing the location of the blog. Because I said so.*

8 comments:

Sharon said...

That Danny is impressive! Wow! (Aunty Sharon is able to share the joy of this accomplishment even if she thinks she currently has one more diaper-wearer than she should.)

Christina said...

=) We've definitely been there, too, Aunty Sharon!

Joelle said...

Congrats on the milestone! =)

((Thanks to those new octuplets, I guess we don't have to worry about the immanent collapse of the diaper industry!))

Christina said...

Haha -- true! They are definitely covering for us!

Stacy said...

Can Danny come over to play? His influence would be great around a certain little guy in my house...

Jason and Sarah Kenney said...

Yay Danny! What a blessing for you both. :)

Anonymous said...

Can anyone clearly articulate the non-diaper standard one more time?

Anonymous said...

just kidding. I reread the original exchange which deserves some sort of hall of fame status.