Well, by saying they were silly I meant those parents who tell their kids that they're underwear when they're really a pull-up diaper, hence the name. Then those parents wonder why their kids are peeing in them.
I kind of liked those "convertible" diapers huggies launched but they seem hard to find, if they even exist anymore. They would really suit me now, because it's often easier to diaper him standing, but the convertibles seemed to fit better since you could tighten them with the tabs.
My PA property closed this morning! Despite eleventh-hour calls to attorneys yesterday and all kinds of other stress and unnecessary freaking out on my part, it's done. The money's not in my bank account yet, though, so I can't go celebratory spending or anything. Though in my case, read "paying bills" for "celebratory spending." And paying my mother-in-law back the deposit on our new house.
My MIL and FIL went to see our new house yesterday. They were traveling upstate and decided to drive by, and said hello to the seller, and she invited them in. My MIL said, oh no, of course not, we barged in on you as it is, etc but my FIL, who does this kind of thing all the time,
, said, yes, I want to see it (he hadn't seen it yet). So they went in there while the seller was making dinner,
, but she was very nice and talked with them about renovations she'd planned to make herself and my in-laws have all these ideas about what rooms could be where (which were ideas I'd already had
: ). So I will feel much better when I've paid them back the money they lent us. I know that's silly of me but I get very uneasy about perceived invasions of my personal space, and that's probably my problem, but I'll just feel better. I also insisted to dh that if we build a guest house it has to be with our money, not theirs, because it has to be ours. Is that awful? Maybe because I'm an only child, or maybe because we have such a rocky past (with them not talking to us for months at a time), that I am reluctant to enter into some kind of arrangement like that. I want people to be welcome and visit every weekend, of course, but I want it to be my welcome, and I want other visitors to have as much priority, just as I ask my MIL if it's convenient to come stay with her. I ask again, is that awful? My family dynamic is non-existent, so I have no frame of reference for discerning healthy involvement from smothering. Something I need to be aware of for my relationship with my children. I could go the same way as my mother, or be totally overbearing to compensate and try to be "close."