You know how about 6 months or a year after a vacation you only remember the highlights? If you think about it really hard you can recall being lost for 3 hours, the stomach bug that had you in the bathroom for an entire day, or getting swindled at a souvenir shop, but generally you look back on the experience with fondness. Am I right? I'm right.
The same thing often happens when thinking about your childhood, high school, your first job, giving birth, etc. Well guess what, folks? It can also happen when you look back on changing diapers. It's true. Here's how I know: The other day I was at Costco buying 2 ginormous boxes of diapers. A kindly, elderly lady in front of me at the checkout said something to the effect of "looks like you're busy."
Me: Yeah (I know, my conversational skills are astounding)
Elderly lady (henceforth known as EL): When my children were little we didn't have disposable diapers, only cloth.
Me: Wow! That must have been a lot of work.
EL: It was but I loved every second of it!
Me: (What I was thinking - "Oh, come on!" What I said, 'cuz I'm nice) Really? (said nicely, not sarcastically).
EL: I loved washing them, I loved hanging them out in the sunshine, I loved folding them up and putting them in their drawers...(at this point she is staring off into space longingly).
EL: It wasn't so bad. And plus we didn't fill up the landfills with diapers.
It's a good thing I know about selective memory or her account of cloth diapers might have had me putting my disposable ones back so I could switch over to cloth...not.