Friday, January 15, 2010


So the other day we were driving to some activity and we ended up behind a bucket loader scooping snow into a dump truck. Megan asked me what they were doing and I explained that they have to physically remove the snow piles so that there is room to plow the next storm. "Where do they put the dump truck full of snow?" she asked.

"I'm not sure," I responded. "I know they used to dump it in the river, but they don't do that anymore."

"Why not?" she asked, "The snow would melt, wouldn't it?"

"Yes, it would melt, but all the sand, salt and other junk on the road would also end up in the river and that would really mess up the river's ecosystem."

"Yeah, that would mess up the river's system...just like when Daddy tries to put the diapers away and he really messes with that system. I understand."

I'm not making this up!

(In case people don't know, we use cloth diapers. Here is the system--the Fuzzi Bunz in our stash are both old style and new style. The old style sizes are much smaller than the new style of the same size (for example, a new style small is much larger than an old style small). SO--to accommodate different insert requirements, we use the new style smalls AND the old style mediums with one insert during the day. At night, we use the new style mediums with double inserts. The new style and old style can be differentiated by the shape of the front flaps and the daytime and night time inserts are clearly different as well. The one-size FBs have their own inserts and need to be treated separately. See?? It really isn't that hard! Of course FBs are now made in China so we will no longer be buying them. Sigh.)

1 comment:

  1. Understanding of complex ecological systems must start somewhere - and a drawer of cloth diapers is as good a place as any!