Tuesday, July 10, 2007

A surreal moment

I was playing with the boys in the back yard (well back yard is kind of overstating things a bit, it is more of a small garden area with a patio) throwing pop its on the ground. The noise makes the boys giggle and they love trying to throw them (they hardly ever throw them hard enough and often end up accidentally stepping on them which makes them finally pop). I heard a voice and saw someone peeking in at us through the fence. She was asking if we had a diaper that she could have. I was a bit confounded for several moments as I am not used to being approached like that while I am in the supposedly private space that is my back yard. I of course gave her a diaper, it was the only thing to do really as I would never turn a desperate mom in need away.

I can only assume that she was a visitor to the town home complex, if she had lived here she would have presumably had an ample supply of diapers at home. I think that she may have been on her way to her car to possibly purchase some diapers when she heard my giggling boys and thought that since my kids were so little I was bound to have a bounty of diapers. She was lucky that I did not switch over completely to cloth diapers. Had that been the case I would have been a lot more reluctant to hand one over to a stranger. They are quite expensive to replace.

6 comments:

chelle said...

That would have been freaky!

I agree though, one can never turn a mom in need away. You just never know when you are going to be that mom!

We use cloth full time but always have a few disposables on hand just in case!

you da mom! said...

yes, diapers are expensive, for sure. :) i might have been a little weirded but knowing me i would jump up and say, YES! before it occurred to me there was a stranger peeking in on me!

Summer said...

We don't even have any in case dispossibles on hand, so she would have to take that. LOL

tracy said...

What a funny thing to happen ....

Karen said...

I'd be like you da mom. I'd have given the diaper away and then 10 minutes later would have thought "that was odd!" ;)

Gina said...

Good thing for her that you had some!

She must have really been in need!