We were all out having dinner tonight when I realized that Pickle's diaper was in desperate need of changing. Stupidly, I had left my handy (and stylish!) diaper/wiper case at home. No big deal! There was a pharmacy right across the street.
I ran over to quickly buy the diapers--but knew I was in trouble immediately when the glassy-eyed clerk just stared blankly when I asked where the diapers were.
"Diapers?" she said slowly. "I don't think we have diapers."
Huh? This was a LARGE drugstore with row after row of greeting cards and deodorant and even toys! How could they not have diapers?
Glassy-Eyes guided me through the aisles and we ended up in the "adult diaper" section. "Yeah," she confirmed. "We don't have diapers."
What made it even more ridiculous was that they had every size, shape and brand of adult diaper on the market. I never knew there was such a selection. But not One. Single. Baby. Diaper.
The manager came over and added "We don't carry diapers."
"You might want to look into it!" I told him.
So there I was, faced with these absurd, gigantic "diapers" and a diaper-desperate baby plus dinner on the way across the street. What else could I do?
I actually purchased my 21 month old daughter a Depend.
More accurately, a "Tranquility Disposable Brief" for "heavy incontinence." Plus, it has "Komfort Monitor." I'm sorry Pickle!!
The only good news is that I was able to purchase a packet of just two. I honestly don't think I could have bought a whole box of them!
What made the whole thing even more odd was that they carried an endless variety of diaper wipes (that the store manager was eager to point out). They even had the fancy-schmancy Mustela brand! I don't think they even carry those at Nordstrom!
So I bought them--I figured at least her wipes will be fancy, maybe that will lessen the humiliation of the "brief."
Tranquility briefs don't hold up well--it was falling apart by the time we got home. Of course, I had to take her picture in it, because I'm a blogger now! See the look on her face--pure humiliation.
"Get it off me!!!!"