This week my sweet little family of 7 1/2 will pack into our Toyota Sienna mini-van and drive a total of 2,892 miles in a span of 6 days.
Just a short little trip.
It’s going to be an adventure to say the least. But, my sister’s wedding is a can’t-miss-event.
Sure, it will be miserable (28-29wks pregnant, 5 kids stuck in car seats for 4 days of solid driving, limited food options thanks to Celiacs) BUT we will see lots of family and witness a beautiful wedding!
And during all this I will have my huge stash of cloth diapers.
I learned a valuable lesson during our move 2 months ago. Using Flip disposable inserts is just as much, if not more, work than using full cloth.
How, you ask?
Every poop…and don’t you know, every time you don’t want your kid to poop they go 4 times a day… means having to dispose of a nasty insert and feces PLUS you have a soiled cover. Now you have laundry which is what you were trying to avoid.
Then you also have bunching issues which can lead to leaks. If you were to cheat you might as well get a pack of disposable diapers. Which I shamefully resorted to after going through every cover I had.
Having enough cloth diapers (and wet bags) for a 6 day trip and the days leading up to and after means I finally have a justifiable reason for having a huge stash of cloth diapers. I will not be doing any laundry during this trip so I will need everything I have.
And did I mention that I’m the Matron of Honor and my 2 girls are in the wedding? This means my husband will be taking care of 3 very high maintenance boys (I think perhaps all 8, 3, and 21m old boys are this way.) by himself. That includes dressing them for a wedding.
I feel bad for Michael as he is giving up A LOT to get us to the wedding and back. He is in the middle of his first semester of seminary and you’d pass out if I told you all he is required to do on a daily basis. It’s a crud-load of reading, writing and studying. Now I’m feeling overwhelmed with love and guilt.
Our husbands really do love us, huh?
Needless to say, I’ll be saving Ragababe AIOs for him. Doesn’t get any easier and better than a Ragababe.
On Wednesday (and Thursday, Sunday and Monday) pray pray pray for our family to have safe travels!! I’m one of those freaky moms that’s always envisioning some horrid accident happening…I’m sure I’m alone in that.
I hope that I have nothing but happy stories to come back and share with you! And some funny ones too! No leaky diaper ones though because I think poop on my dress would push me over the edge.
I’m not anxious at all about this trip! Can’t ya tell??!
For more information on why using disposable diapers is not the best choice check out these articles:
The 5 Ws of Cloth Diapers (why? who? where? when? what the heck do I buy?)