BumGenius 3.0 and other pocket diapers mostly because they are one step to put on, and have elastic in all the right places to fit snugly even with a rushed dressing. You can see them front and center in the photo of my changing table. I also want to use my snapping fitted diapers more right now, and think that wool longies would be a great match for the current cold temperatures around here. Unfortunately, I only have 5 fitted diapers (3 Goodmamas, which are super adorable and soft) right now and one pair of wool longies so that only gets us through about a half a day. Now I'm trying to decide, is it worth the cost to buy more fitteds and longies, or more BumGenius or similar pocket or AIO, or should I just tough it out through the wrestling matches when I run out of those types and need to use prefolds and covers, which take two steps? Making me lean more towards buying the fitteds and longies is how absolutely ADORABLE they are (check the Goodmama site, or Bagshot Row Bamboo for holiday prints), and the fact that Sweet Pea is hitting a new size right now and her 9 mos. clothes are no longer fitting, 12 mos. fits great but I bet not for much longer so we will need some new pants for her soon anyway. Soooo, should I start doing some online shopping? I can also make some recycled wool longies from some wool sweaters that I have and save myself a bundle. I have made soakers before that came out OK, so I might give it a shot. What do you think?
I'm in my final week of summer before work as a middle school teacher begins again. This time of year I'm always in a reflective mood. I look back and feel so lucky to have had this time with my kids. We went camping, biking, boating, golfing, and hiking. We celebrated my sister's wedding, we did projects together, watched movies, and just hung out at home. It really was everything that summer is meant to be. There were many events and plans that we canceled due to Covid, but we did all the most important things. We missed friends, but I also reveled in the togetherness with my little family unit. Today, I spent time registering for fall childcare and activities. It's less than usual, but still I can see the pace of our lives picking up. As we move into a season of more busy-ness, more work, and likely more stress, this poem sums up the feelings I'm experiencing.... Vacation End by Leslie Pinckney Hill From the charm of radiant faces, From the days we took to dream