Thanks for the comments on yesterday's post. Things are a bit better now - though today started out with the funk still lingering. In the afternoon I decided I'd had enough. We were going to have fun and be happy, dang it. Finn napped, John and I painted, then we all had tea.
I'm reading one of Anne's recommendations, Real Learning, and I completely love it. The author has tea with her little ones every day, and I agreed that it was quite the brilliant idea. So today John discovered he loves Fireside Chai almost as much as his mommy. (If you are anywhere near Martin's in Front Royal, VA, go buy out their selection of Zhena's Gypsy tea. You won't be sorry, and it the cheapest around!)
As far as the diapers go, I got a pretty killer deal on some disposables for the tiny one, so I bought 'em (like I probably spent less on the diapers than the water bill would be for cloth). Then I felt guilty, because, though I'm not completely crunchy, I still feel bad about consuming so much and throwing so much away. When you think of all the diapers a baby uses, it's really quite a lot of crap. Literally. I also know that it's so much harder to change to cloth after a little one gets used to that crinkle-crinkle sound. Well, maybe they more get used to the feel. But then there's the convenience factor to the disposables...... so you can see, I'm still quite torn. I think it's these baby hormones that make it that much harder for me. It feels a bit silly to get so hung up on, but I am, so oh well. If you have more thoughts, let me know.