Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pond Scum

21 months old

I organize EC/Cloth Diaper Meetings
Tuesday morning I had a cloth diaper moms playgroup which I very recently started organizing for for Moms throughout all of Utah. I was enjoying show and tell with my fluffy diapers and cute little wet bag, little did I know that wet bag would soon be put to the test.

She jumps in the duck pond, ick!
That afternoon, we went to Salem Pond for lunch and to feed the ducks. There were about 500 kids there for school field day and I enjoyed how AP interacted with them really well. She is turning out to be quite outgoing. Then it happened. She saw a tiny pond about 3x9 feet and about 1 1/2 feet deep. It was covered with moss and pond scum, she thought it look really fun, just her size. She went running for it. I ran after her, but she was determined to take a swim and in she went, fully clothed. She was scared for a second, but I fished her out and she was fine despite looking and smelling like the loch ness monster.

Her cloth diaper and wet bag save the day
I took off all her dripping wet mossy clothes and was able to quickly hide all traces of the disaster away in the wet bag, it saved the day! With the mess managed, J and AJ were able to stay a bit longer to play and feed ducks. Luckily AP's diaper was still dry underneath (thumbs up on the diaper cover). It was all she had left to wear, but it was cute! I remembered what a disposable diaper would have looked like after it exploded from trying to absorb all the pond scum and was grateful that wasn't part of the mess. Anyway, sometimes cloth diapering comes in handy in the most unexpected ways.

1 comment:

Becky and the Boys said...

One of those stories that are somewhat nightmarish as it happens, but funny afterward. I'm glad it turned out well!