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I got a call from my SIL, I watch her youngest son 3 days a week (for free) for 4 hours, he is a good kid, no trouble, the only thing I hate is the diapers, she uses cheapo DD's and they STINK to high heaven. When he is dropped off in the AM (by my BIL who is beyond idiot-lazy-jerk) and is usually in a full to almost over flowing diaper, he is barely dressed (sometimes not, hardly ever a coat, and it is like 50 here) no shoes, no socks (he is almost 2 and walks well) and hasn't had breakfast (it is 10:30 am when he brings him) anyway so I change his diaper as soon as I get him (because it is SO gross). Well she called to tell me to PLEASE not change him so often anymore, I have been using all the diapers in the diaper bag while he is here (3-4 usually he is here 4 hours) well he poops at least once, but she tells me to please not change him unless he poops.<br><br>
Okay as I am holding back the :puke and getting <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"> I tell her, well I just can't do that, I will change him as soon as he wets, and frankly if she doesn't like it well she can pay a day care to take marginal (not changing him when he wets) care of him. Since she doesn't pay me, I feed him two meals and a snack, and I never say no to babysitting (even if I have plans, I take him and my two that aren't in school with me). So she wasn't about to pay daycare $3 an hour to watch him. So she starts in about how expensive diapers are and how they just CAN'T waste them and how they need to conserve every one they can, and I am hearing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah"> . So I tell her- "You know I use cloth diapers and I could just put him in cloth while he is here, that way I won't be using ANY of your diapers" I about fell out of the chair when she said "That would be GREAT!" then adds "I won't have to wash them will I?" LOL she was freaked out before because I send all the dirty diapers home with her, I am not having those nasty things in my house, so this is good for her, the only one going home will be the one he comes in. LOL<br><br>
So YAY! I am happy about this! I was thinking I might even buy some diapers JUST for him, although he will fit fine in Joe's stash, in that they are about the same size (even though a year apart).<br><br>
And about the post that asked what you tell friends that change sposies at your house, you get out a ziplock and say "here is this so it doesn't stink up your diaperbag on the way home!" with a BIG smile! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> ~
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by allformyboys</i><br><b>And about the post that asked what you tell friends that change sposies at your house, you get out a ziplock and say "here is this so it doesn't stink up your diaperbag on the way home!" with a BIG smile! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> ~</b></td>
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:LOL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao">! Toooooooo funny!<br><br>
Way to go momma! I couldn't stand smelling that sposie smell all day either. Icky! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/idea.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="idea"> Maybe you could get her to help you expand the stash since she won't be spending as much on sposies any more.<br><br>
Hyena say: "any excuse is a good excuse to go stalking!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hyena.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hyena"><br><br>
Ha sounds like a fortune cookie! Confucious say.....
 

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marnie-<br><br>
After reading this I just wanted to say how unbelievably kind you are to care for your nephew on such a regular basis...for FREE!!! Sheesh....would I love to have a SIL like you!!!<br><br>
and <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> on the advice on the ziplock bag! I have had the even more annoying experience of friends sneaking a 'sposie into my trash can and over the day I keep thinking "what is that horrible stentch.....ewwwwww!
 

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That is really an ideal solution. You are such a great person to watch him so much for free. But now at least while he is in your care he gets changed often and has nice cushy cloth on his bum. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br>
Also <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> the ziplock idea.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by chaos_pie</i><br><b>marnie-<br><br>
After reading this I just wanted to say how unbelievably kind you are to care for your nephew on such a regular basis...for FREE!!! Sheesh....would I love to have a SIL like you!!!<br></b></td>
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Aww thanks, I don't think it is really all that special, it is how my DH's family really is, into everyones business, very annoying, but always there to lend a hand and help eachother no matter what, defend them to the end. They annoy the crap out of me (super close family-too close a lot of the times) but yet I love them dearly others. They are WAY mainstream when it comes to raising their kids, but I am trying! LOL I have a new SIL that is pro BFing, and I am working on the CDing, of course they don't have kids yet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Anyway my SIL's DH is a real jerk-off and is a lazy peice-o-poopy and so the whole fact that he has a job at all is amazing we help out in anyway we can, I don't mind watching him since he just plays with my two, and I know his dad is at work, it used to annoy me when I was watching all three of their kids (all within a month of my three) and he wasn't working, just out 'doing stuff' UGH that got on my nerves. However if something were to God forbid happen to my DH or I had to go to work for some reason, they would be there to help me out, my MIL would quit her job to help us out if we needed it. Just that kinda family, I am no saint believe me, I am just excited to put him in cloth for his first time! (secretly hoping and praying he likes it so much he refuses all DD's, I will gladly lend her 1/2 my stash- I have tons!) ~
 

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Alright! Another convert! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/clap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="clap"> You are too kind to watch him for free AND put up with his dad.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by allformyboys</i><br><b><br>
And about the post that asked what you tell friends that change sposies at your house, you get out a ziplock and say "here is this so it doesn't stink up your diaperbag on the way home!" with a BIG smile! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> ~</b></td>
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:LOL :LOL :LOL<br>
That's PERFECT!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"> I can't believe your SIL (sorry, don't mean to offend). Yuck. I'm so glad your little nephew has you!!<br>
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