I swore there was another sleeve of diapers around here somewhere, but I knew we were getting low. So yesterday I ordered from Diapers.com and bless them for their one day shipping, because it turns out we DO NOT have any more diapers. Yes, you read that right. Lack of diapers in the house = #epicmomfail. Especially when you have twins.
After using the last few Pampers in the diaper bag – the boys ended up in swim diapers (which, let’s be real, they’re not going to use anymore this year and certainly won’t fit into next summer).
UPDATE: Turns out that swim diapers don’t do anything to keep in pee when they’re on dry land! So now they’re wearing size 1 Huggies leftover from when they were about 4 months old. I am on super eagle eye duty, waiting for their pooping ‘gives’ [you know, that weird thing every toddler does when they’re about to do #2? Be it grunting (Eli), or getting really quiet (Oliver), or a special dance, or pretend sickness?], because while I’m confidant these will hold a small amount of wetness, they’re also pretty much a blowout waiting to happen…
Now we’re just waiting for the FedEx girl to arrive. I’ll try my best not to act overly weird in front of her when I get my hands on that box, but I can’t guarantee I won’t start smothering it in kisses and thanks. You don’t realize how important a backup diaper is, until you have none. Potty training boot-camp today? Well, gee, I might have to.
You may ask why I didn’t just head to the store to buy a few for the day? Folks, it looks like this outside:
If you have at least one kid, you know that you’re guaranteed to get soaked just getting them into the car/car seat. Try having to do it twice. And not just twice at the house, it’s twice as much time in the rain at the store getting out of the car. Then getting back in. And then, oh yeah, twice again at the house. I prefer not to go shopping when I’m soaking wet and toting two wet kids with me. Let’s keep the flu season at bay as long as we can, shall we?
Who am I kidding, that journey also would require me to actually get everyone dressed. If we’re not going anywhere before nap time, the boys almost always spend the morning in nothing but diapers. Could mean they’ll grow up super confidant in just a speedo OR they’ll start wearing robes, muumuu’s and long johns as soon as they can dress themselves…
Oh and in the spirit of being real (and the fact that I just showed pictures out our front door) – we also have a haven’t-landscaped-since-May-and-killed-the-bushes thing going on in the front.
If the rain, flash floods and tornado warnings go away by this weekend, maybe we can fix it up again before Fall really sets in.
More reality? My kids aren’t always cute, angelic babies [just most of the time ;) right?]. They tend to look like this when I take my iPhone out of their drooly mouths.
And after a few hours of crazy toddler play in the living room… it looks like this.
Just keepin’ it real for y’all out there! I’m nothing if not brutally honest and happy to poke fun at myself and my mommy fails. Anyone else out there want to join in my oversharing? Feels good to get this out there in the open. Now I don’t have to pretend I have it together all the time, because as you can see, I most definitely do not.
At least I don’t disgrace myself by wearing sweatpants or pj’s to the grocery store. I have a smidgen of dignity, people.