High Point/Low Point
Saturday, February 23, 2008


High Point of my Day:

Running around with my family at the park, flying a Dora the Explorer Kite I picked up at Family Dollar for $.25 cents.


Low Point of my day:


Lauryn had a blow-out, ending the kite flying.
(Blowout: A bad diaper with the contents exploding out the legs and back.)

The contents of the diaper got on her pants and shirt.
And smeared on the interior of the mini-van. But I'm not yet emotionally ready to discuss that.

I realized I left the diaper bag at home. Growl.


The following conversation ensues between Jonathan and I:


"You left the diaper bag at home? Seriously?" [I glare at him. Then he says,] "Don't we have a spare diaper and wipes in the pouch on the back of the passenger seat?"


"I used it
yesterday." (Didn't even really need to use it...I was just too lazy to get the diaper bag out of the very back of the van. Don't you just love the timing?)

"Why are you getting your wallet out?"


"Because I need a dollar."

"Starr, what are you doing with a dollar?"


"I'm going to find someone in the park who will let me buy a diaper from them for a dollar."

And that's what I did.


After approaching two families whose children were all potty-trained, and talking to one guy who offered to sell me shop rags and duct tape, I finally approached a nice dad spending time at the park with his daughter. He gave me a diaper and wouldn't even take my dollar. Parental solidarity. Gotta love it.






6 Comments:
Blogger Catrina and Eric had this to say:

Bless your heart! This would TOTALLY happen to me!

February 23, 2008 at 5:57 PM 


Blogger Queen Cash had this to say:

This is truly, truly funny (and terrible, of course!). Not that it's a competition, but I can totally top this. Try having this experience on an airplane.

February 24, 2008 at 9:01 PM 


Blogger Jessica had this to say:

I would have never thought to buy a diaper off someone else. I'm going to remember that!

February 24, 2008 at 11:30 PM 


Blogger Paige had this to say:

Bryan & I are rolling with laughter. I'm also very impressed with your problem solving abilities. I would NEVER have thought to buy a diaper from someone else at the park. Thanks for sharing your life with us :-)

February 25, 2008 at 9:08 AM 


Blogger Gombojav Tribe had this to say:

You are an amazing woman, Starr!

February 25, 2008 at 1:16 PM 


Blogger Sweet Yet Sassy had this to say:

Oh.Wow!

Quick thinking with the dollar! That was awesome!

February 26, 2008 at 11:53 AM 


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