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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

With Wings

Elizabeth had a rough night last night.  Poor pumpkin seems to have her father and brother's allergies.  Congested, sneezy, puffy, she didn't fall asleep until nearly 4:00.  In the morning.  Which means that Mommy and Daddy pulled an all-nighter. 

Early this afternoon, with one 20 minute nap under our belts, I strapped both kids in the car and went for a drive in the hopes that the movement would knock her out.  No such luck. Nearly an hour later, we stopped at Chris's house so Joseph could get a drink of "ice cold water".

When I unbuckled Elizabeth, I was assaulted with That Smell.  Sighing, I took her inside and then went to my car for her diaper bag.  The diaper bag that I belatedly remembered I'd put in the house to restock.  Frantic, I looked in my purse (you never know), under the seats, in the stroller pockets, in my camera bag - any where a diaper might hide.

That's right kids.  In my rush out the door, I made a rookie move and forgot the diaper bag.

Not knowing what else to do, I decided to try to fashion a cloth number out of a hand towel.  Asking Aunt Chris for an old towel, I tried to wrap my head around how to do it.

Duct tape?

Saran Wrap?

Safety pins?

Chris, proving that yet again she deserves the title Great Aunt, walked out of the bathroom holding a mailer in her hands.

"I got this free sample in the mail the other day."

"Is it a diaper?"

"No.  It's a sample of Kotex's new maxi."

"That just might work!"

Cleaning Elizabeth's bum, I secured an overnight maxi pad to her onesie.  A maxi pad with wings.

And you know what?

That sucker didn't leak.  When we got home, I took her into her room to put on a "real" diaper.  The pad was soaked, but her onesie wasn't.

Now that's protection.


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Mandy Dawson is a wife and mother of two living on the Central Coast of California.  After she's done stashing diapers in every available purse, bag and glove compartment, she'll be blogging at http://inmandyland.blogspot.

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