Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Opus 2018-157: Baby Talk: Geek Diapers

High tech has come to diapers.  I am getting used to it.

My children were raised old school.  Throw away diapers were available and you could also sign up for a diaper service.  We went with traditional cloth diapers except when we were traveling.  We may have been old fashioned, but we were not stupid.

Cloth diapers have the advantage that you can reuse them.  For the neophytes out there you had to wash them between uses.  They were all natural and if you did your job as a parent, safe on baby’s bottom.  They were also great for playing games with.  I don’t know how many sessions of hide and seek I played.  If you did it right they would also protect you from having your son squirt you in the eye.

Diaper pins were a challenge but gave you a sense of pride when you learned how to do them.  You also had to learn to fold the diapers correctly.

All of that is passe with today’s babies.  They come pre-folded.  It is more challenging to get them spread out than it was to fold the clothe ones, but it can be learned.  They come in an endless supply.  You buy them by the carload at Costco and throw them away after one use.  They have some kind of sticky tabs instead of pins.  It isn’t velcro but it works well. 

None of that is really the high tech.  What they have is a strip that turns blue.  On the diapers we were using there was a vertical yellow strip down the middle.  As long as it was yellow, life was good for you and the baby.  When it turned blue, you knew you had a problem.  Actually it was the baby that had a problem but when baby ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.  It saves you from the process of sticking a finger down the diaper to find out if it is wet. 

It also doesn’t tell you if you are dealing with a number one or a number two.  It is like playing baby roulette.  You never know what you have until you open the package.  In the two weeks my granddaughter was here I changed my share of diapers but we had an understanding, or at least I did.  If it came out a number two I would pass the child on.  I must live right because I never had that kind of surprise.

Welcome to the 21st century.

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