Elizabeth had a rough night last night. Poor pumpkin seems to have her father and brother's allergies. Congested, sneezy, puffy, she didn't fall asleep until nearly 4:00. In the morning. Which means that Mommy and Daddy pulled an all-nighter.
Early this afternoon, with one 20 minute nap under our belts, I strapped both kids in the car and went for a drive in the hopes that the movement would knock her out. No such luck. Nearly an hour later, we stopped at Chris's house so Joseph could get a drink of "ice cold water".
When I unbuckled Elizabeth, I was assaulted with That Smell. Sighing, I took her inside and then went to my car for her diaper bag. The diaper bag that I belatedly remembered I'd put in the house to restock. Frantic, I looked in my purse (you never know), under the seats, in the stroller pockets, in my camera bag - any where a diaper might hide.
That's right kids. In my rush out the door, I made a rookie move and forgot the diaper bag.
Not knowing what else to do, I decided to try to fashion a cloth number out of a hand towel. Asking Aunt Chris for an old towel, I tried to wrap my head around how to do it.
Chris, proving that yet again she deserves the title Great Aunt, walked out of the bathroom holding a mailer in her hands.
"I got this free sample in the mail the other day."
"Is it a diaper?"
"No. It's a sample of Kotex's new maxi."
"That just might work!"
Cleaning Elizabeth's bum, I secured an overnight maxi pad to her onesie. A maxi pad with wings.
And you know what?
That sucker didn't leak. When we got home, I took her into her room to put on a "real" diaper. The pad was soaked, but her onesie wasn't.
Now that's protection.
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