A lady with her gorgeous little baby came into work the other day to talk to my work mate about activisty stuff regarding the Burma military junta. While they were talking about the problems of the world I was making faces at her son and admiring his gorgy star covered nappy.
As she was leaving I blurted out “Cute nappy!” and she indulged me by telling me it was a Nix-Kids cover. In my usual know-it-all way I said I knew the brand and she asked what my favourite nappy was. I rambled on about NZ made nappies and how fab I thought pockets were before she asked “so how old is your baby?”
I hesitated a little before admitting “I have Hannah, she’s three and a half…” She looked at me a bit strangely having just been on the receiving end of my overly enthusiastic spiel about cloth nappies. “Yeah, she hasn’t worn nappies for about a year” I noted ashamedly before I turned back to my computer, refreshed The Nappy Network and pretended to look busy.
It really is time I gave up being obsessed.