Just doing a little balancing…
Just to note: I don’t think it’s particularly amazing or strong or inspiring or whatever that I’ve embarked on a fairly extreme dietary intervention with my daughter, Fiala. In fact, such responses have really thrown me for a loop; I was not prepared for them at all, and in general, I don’t know how to handle compliments well. When people start saying nice things about me, I typically will bring to mind all the things that I do poorly in order to balance it all out and not get a big head.
And, since y’all can’t see inside my head… and because I tend to dislike blogs that depict the life of the blogger as a perfect, magical place of rainbows and unicorns… I just thought I would do a little confession to balance out all the compliments that have come my way.
I confess that, soaking in my washing machine all yesterday — first in washing soda, then in bleach — was a load of cloth diapers that I hadn’t washed for TWO WEEKS. Two weeks. And, yes, that’s as nasty as it sounds, even though I had rinsed all the poopy ones. I had gotten a pack of disposables for our trip up to my parents’ cabin over Labor Day weekend, and ended up using them… then buying another pack… plus I got behind on laundry in general… and super-busy with schooling the kids… and trying to get other things back in order… plus dealing with Fiala’s food issues… etc… etc… All that led to about 30 dirty diapers, sitting in two lidded pails, unwashed.
Now that you know that not all is admirable about me, I can go back to the regularly-scheduled blog and feel oddly better.