But there is just something about the moment your last toddler who used to squeak around in their diapers exploring and being creative grow into the next phase were that they actually pass beyond the baby stage.
Just recently, my youngest child left the diaper stage.
Her Excitement: My Hesitance. I teared up, "My baby is not a baby anymore."
I remember when I was pregnant with my first child and I went to see the diaper section. Boy was I surprised. So many choices, sizes, colors, and materials. It's overwhelming just thinking about it. (newborn, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 cursers and night timers) WoW.
Then there was the cost and the quantity to consume! How many are they going to need?
When my husband and I were checking out the hospital where we were going to have our baby, I remember the nurse giving the tour saying about diapers, "Now they cost $.25 cent each". Really? I couldn't tell if she was trying to be encouraging or discouraging. Funny anyway. My husband and I looked at each other and laughed. I was too late to try to count the cost of diapers at that point, we were going to have a baby any day.
I changed purses lately, and I was surprised to see a couple of diapers in them. When you are in that stage, you just don't leave home without them. They are always something you worry: Do I have enough for were I am going?
Funny how those little things become treasured memories when they are gone.
So anyone who is passing through to the non-diaper world, I feel you.
I shed a few tears.
Don't feel alone if you shed some too.