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post #41 of 73
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Originally Posted by Cutie Patootie
Listen to us...we're a bunch of piranahs!!!
"Oh, so sorry about your diaper addiction...come...sell them to me, everything will be just fine, my pretty"...
:LOL


I was thinking i felt like a shark circling your diapers! Sorry for the egocentric moment in your time of stress. I too, shop when i'm pissy, sad, hungry, etc. I am a very newbie to CD and am apparently trying to set the land speed record for amassing a stash!

Seriously, if you need to sell, you've got a whole bunch of good people here who could help you out!
post #42 of 73
Jamie,

I don't know if you were joking or not... but I wanted to let you know I'm out here taking you seriously. It's funny when we all joke about our stash size and what not but I know what it's like to suddenly realize you could have bought a small car for what you have spent. It ain't that funny then.

So, if you're seriously coming clean and getting on the wagon I'll give you a leg up, I've been up here for a while, doing pretty well.

That said, I have GOT to see the RB pics!

:LOL
post #43 of 73
Ditto to what Amy said. There is a point, IMO, where it's not fun anymore and it feels like you can't stop! I was buying way too much for several months, and for the last several months have been doing really well - only like $20-30 a month and even still that's coming from my PP balance. It really feels good - almost as good as getting fluffage in the mail. Maybe even better, truly.

Good luck.
post #44 of 73
I wish I knew how you feel! :LOL No, but really, I do, on a smaller scale. Please don't feel bad though. That is a beautiful stash and I for one can
t wait to see the rest of it. Don't be embarrassed. We are all just really really jealous.
post #45 of 73
I know a little bit of how you feel. We have an extreeeemely tight budget, and even that way we can barely make ends meet. and yet I'm constantly rotating my stash. I sell to buy, which in theory should work beautifully, but in practice there is some postage money that's not covered by the occasional money orders and concealed cash, and that is very embarrassing.

And then there's the time spent hunting wile I should be working. That's my real embarassment. I may lose my job because of it.

I think that in a world where money is so tight and hours long and lonely (I split shift with my husband, my friends don't have kids, and I just haven't figured out how to meet other parents yet!), tehre is something really enticing to the impulse spending of diapers and the interaction with other adults that it brings.

On the other hand, I wish I had a digital camera or some locals who'd be interested in seeing my stash, because I am so damned proud of it, and I never get to show it off/share it!

Your stash is beautiful. I want to see the rb stuff!
And what you do to happy heiny's should be illegal (I'm laughing at that phrase after I typed it). too cool.
post #46 of 73
I'll repeat Amy and Lori . . . . I too know that feeling of realizing you've bought too much stuff and that it far exceeds reasonable need or even reasonable want or desire. I bet that most everybody knows the value of retail therapy, and I think buying things for our kiddos has the added benefit to us of being an expression of love for them.

Although retail therapy can be a temporary fix, IME it kicks you in the tail in the long run. It just doesn't feel good anymore to have mountains and mountains of things, even if they are beautiful. I say good for you for realizing this is the issue for you, and as far as being embarassed-- well, I can only say that I have great respect for the courage of anyone who acknowledges they have a problem. The people who should be embarassed are those that pretend they are perfect and hide their problems away from everyone else, only to implode at some later point. I hope this post and your future ones set you on a better path. I say good for you for writing this-- you were brave and honest.

The other thing I want to say is that diapers should be used-- and if you have so many that they don't really get a chance to use them and enjoy them, then that's a shame. If you love your diapers let them go to a place where they will get the attention and use they deserve.

Or something like that

Karla
post #47 of 73
Jamie.

Good for you for doing this.
post #48 of 73
I just started CDing last month and have gotten hooked very quickly! I too am trying to curb my spending a lot! I'm having a rough time doing it though - there's just so much great stuff out there I want to try! But at least if you know it's a problem, it's easier to try to do something about it!
post #49 of 73
Holy Baloney Monsters! Your part one is bigger then my whole current stash. I use to have a huge stash too but as you all know I am not in the money anymore and not in the diapers either. LOL! Jamie I cannot wait to see the rest of it. I love the FMBG collection. Ooooooooolala.
post #50 of 73
Kathleen, I can't wait to see all the beautiful diapers you will make for your own little one!
post #51 of 73
Have you considered stalking for others? Perhaps sharing your tallents, not depleting your accounts and still enjoying the thrill of the hunt would be a good segway?

I think this is a real problem of these boards, too. I come here and feel like I want to buy!!! No, it's more like I NEED to buy. But, really, I think I have a pretty good stash. I ask myself. Will this diaper matter to me 10 years from now? If I say no, then I try not to get it. But... I'm so blind sometimes! There should be an AA thread here!
post #52 of 73
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Originally Posted by chloesmom
Kathleen, I can't wait to see all the beautiful diapers you will make for your own little one!
Me either, I am so excited.
post #53 of 73
More! More! I want to see more!

Between covers and diapers I only count around 80.. Lord knows there is more! How many parts will there be Jamie?

Oh and I love so many of them.. but we all know you are constantly selling.

Oh and I know that sometimes buying is out of boredom or loneliness. I'm guilty of it too. For a long time that really fueled my buying but I worked with Amy and Angelica and a good number of other ladies to get on the wagon. It took 2-3 months (longer than I anticipated) but I did it!

Currently I have money in paypal! I'm bidding on something on Ebay (which I don't expect to win) and even though there are two other diapers I really want to buy I'm waiting until I find out if I won the Ebay item because I can only afford one. I am so proud of myself for not overspending and having to "Rob Peter to pay Paul"! If you want on then I agree with Amy, we'll start up the wagon and work on it together!
post #54 of 73
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Originally Posted by DreamingMama
Me either, I am so excited.
: Kathleen, you always crack me up...and the "holy bolony" :LOL
post #55 of 73
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Originally Posted by Cutie Patootie
Hey now! Don't start talking crazy! :LOL You can't stay away...just unsub to the yahoo groups.
Ack, don't go anywhere. Just unsub from the yahoo groups, did a world of good for me awhile back.
post #56 of 73
Jamie, I don't know whether to shake your hand or be extremely jelous of that awesome stash! And that's not even all of it! Mama, what ever you decide to do either on the wagon or not on the wagon everyone here will support you in your decision. You can't go away, you are too sweet of a mama and we'd miss you! I know how hard this must be to admit that you have diaper buying issues (and who among us doesn't?) but seriously it's when :ing starts to cause financial problems that we need to take a step back and remember what is important. I'm sorry if you've been depressed and lonely, I only wished you lived closer- hell we could keep each other company! In any event for you. Just remember you are a vital part of this:ing community and we won't let you disappear!
post #57 of 73
Jamie, please do not sell the diapers I made you, I am going to cry. jk Do what you have to mama.
post #58 of 73
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Originally Posted by Sheena
Jamie,

I don't know if you were joking or not... but I wanted to let you know I'm out here taking you seriously. It's funny when we all joke about our stash size and what not but I know what it's like to suddenly realize you could have bought a small car for what you have spent. It ain't that funny then.
Yep, I'm with Amy. I added up what I spent on my nb/sm stash last night and shouldn't have done that. I am asking myself if I was suffering from temporary insanity or what, especially since it was nb stuff that's outgrown so fast. At the time I felt like I was still being disciplined, because I only spend money if we have it to spare in our checking account, but still, I could have bought things we would have gotten more use out of with that amount.

Live and learn, but I agree that diapering isn't that much fun anymore when you're overwhelmed by your stash. I'm determined to pare down and find a nice uniform system I'll be able to use for a long while.

So good for you Jamie for getting your problem out there and trying to fix it. I think many of us get addicted to the thrill of buying and trying new things and having new things arriving in the mail to look forward to.
post #59 of 73
When I stopped buying cloth for a while with dd, I lost 70 lbs. on WW!! No kidding Then, I started collecting again with this baby, and I am back to square one on my weight-lol!! (no connection, just a weird connection for me-lol:LOL)
post #60 of 73
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Originally Posted by lifetapestry
The other thing I want to say is that diapers should be used-- and if you have so many that they don't really get a chance to use them and enjoy them, then that's a shame. If you love your diapers let them go to a place where they will get the attention and use they deserve.

Or something like that

Karla
I will keep reading this to myself to try to encourage myself to let go of my favorite nb diapers. :LOL
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