Saturday, January 21, 2012

Diaper Duty...

I have two kids in diapers right now. I've had two in diapers for years now, and three in diapers for a little while at one point.  And last night I finally hit a wall where I suddenly realized I was sick of changing diapers. After over 10 years of having someone in diapers all the time (and usually more than one someone), I finally got sick of it.

So I started doing a little math. I estimated that the kids average out at about 6 diapers a day for 3 1/2 years before they're potty trained. (8-10 per day as newborns and for a big chunk of the first year, but it peters off to about 4-6 per day for the last two years, depending on the kid.

That means I've changed around 39,420 diapers as of today.

Yikes. And at least 6500 to go just for Nathanael and Elijah. And if we have two more kids (we've planned on having 8 for many years now), that would add another 15,330 diapers to the total....I guess I'd better stop thinking about it. I have a long way to go, and a lot more diapers to see before I'm done.

(And I estimate I will have changed over 61,000 diapers by the time I potty train my last child.....YIKES!).


Brooke said...

My mom told me that when she was in the middle of Diaper-Land, she once told herself, "I would like one day, JUST ONE DAY where I didn't have to deal with someone else's urine!"

It's always made me laugh when I get sick of diapers myself.

Catherine Jones Carlson said...

And you don't even want to start calculating the cost!