I told him I would be on diaper duty ALL week and left that seed planted in his head.
So in my head, I have been drafting a post to write you. I thought about how I told you I was IN on this challenge. How could I back out? Maybe I could do a semi-challenge with prefolds?
Just when I was about ready to throw in my snappy, husband was chatting with me on the way home from a family event:
DH: "So, this diaper challenge thingy....when is it?"
Me: "Towards the end of this month."
DH: "And do you have the diapers?"
Me: "I think a company is sending me some. But I don't know if I have enough for both kids."
DH: "Will you do this challenge for both kids?"
Me: "Well, I think it would be neat. I don't know what other bloggers are doing this with two kids, but I think it would be neat for people to see how this goes with TWO babies."
DH: "I think you should do it with both kids."
What on earth?!?! Seriously? What is odd is I KNOW what you are thinking...you are thinking he says both kids because it would mean he wouldn't have to diaper either kid for a week. But the thing is the kid I said we would do the challenge with is the older one. So he is wanting me to add in our 11 week old?
Talk about a 180.
**Update** Things just got interesting!!
Me: "So Sweetie, now that you are OK with the whole flat diapers for a week thing...I have something to tell you. It's a little more extreme than that."
Me: "Well....um....we kind of have to hand wash them too...as part of the challenge."
Me: "Well, a lot of people who say they can't diaper say they can't because they don't have a washer and dryer. So for this challenge we show how handwashing works. The person who started this challenge put up a great video on making a washer out of a bucket with a lid and a toilet plunger, but I think I will just use a storage bucket. You know, the $5 ones we get at Target."
DH: "Why would you do that?"
Me: "Well, we already have one."
DH: "I bet we have a five gallon bucket. And I think we are in need of a new toilet plunger anyway, so we might as well. I can drill a hole and we could just have that washer."
SERIOUSLY!?!?! My husband use to be the MOST opposed guy to cloth diapering and look at him now. If you have a significant other...don't lose hope!