Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Well I've Hit A New Low

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!!!!"
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105 comments:

Ruth said...

Poor Pickle! Points to you for creativity, though.

Kendrawolf said...

That is too funny. I actually have bought depends for myself. I was on a road trip from California to Arizona and my period was VERY heavy. Couldn't have made it home without them!

noble pig said...

OMG that is so hilarious. I have never heard of a store like that not carrying them...ridiculous!

I didn't know Mustela had wipes..

Jennifer said...

Cathy--How could a store not have diapers, yet carry the elusive Mustela wipes!?! It doesn't make any sense!!!

Heather said...

AWwwww...bless it's heart!! I can't believe they didn't have baby diapers. That's bizarre. Truly.

Kelly said...

Kuddos to you for being innovative!! Pickle won't remember this...but you will and have the pictures to prove it!

Audrey said...

Wow, now that is funny. At least the adult diaper fit. And at least it lasted until you got home. I thought diapers was kind of like beer and milk, every store has em.

Black Hockey Jesus said...

Pickle has to wear Depends and BHJ gear. Poor Pickle.

WheresMyAngels said...

That is so funny! If you still have them they make good hats. My kids and I wore them on our heads while driving around town!

cat said...

Clever mommy always has a plan. But gosh, how can they stock adult diapers and wipes and not baby diapers!

Dee from Downunder said...

This is just too funny, but good on you for improvising

Jamie said...

How can a drug store not carry baby diapers? That's just weird in my book!

April said...

What??? No baby diapers in a drugstore!! That's ridiculous! Bless Pickle's heart...good job for being creative on the spot, though!

Blessings Abound said...

Ditto, that's ridiculous! Those are necessities!

ugagirl30 said...

I have never heard of a drugstore not carrying diapers--and how absurd that they would have wipes and not diapers. Kudos for the creativity!

Creative Junkie said...

Awwww! Poor thing!

Although you did make me laugh!

And wow, if those things can't even last a couple of hours, what good are they?

Givinya De Elba said...

That's hilarious! That drugstore better get its act together. Poor Pickle.

Hula's Secret Blog said...

Hahahaha! Publicized black mail!

HeatherY said...

Bless her heart. Hey, a mom's gotta do what a mom's gotta do!

Kimmie0270 said...

Too funny! happy SITS day

Mimi said...

Your a mom, you know how to make it all work in a pinch.

Pickle is SO adorable!

lmerie said...

LOL -ingenuity at its best! :)

Shannon said...

That's so funny! Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

Who doesn't carry diapers? That is just crazy!

jubilee said...

Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do. I'd have done it too!

Tiffany said...

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAhahahahahha. Oh dear. I can't believe they didn't have kid diapers. Not even cheap generic ones? Crazy.

My First Kitchen said...

That's hilarious. Those photos are going to be amazing blackmail material when Pickle's in high school. Classic.

Melodie said...

Poor baby! I don't know if I would have thought to just use the Depends. I probably would have gone to the next closest store to try to find regular diapers.

Heather said...

That poor baby. You know you will be paying for therapy later, and Pickle will be all like, "remember the time you put me in an adult diaper...you screwed me up for life!".

I'm proud that you took pictures of it, though. A true blogger, that's what you are!

sassy stephanie said...

OMgosh! So funny, but so wrong!

Anna Lefler said...

Oh, no - that's hilarious! I can't believe they didn't have diapers at that lame store.

Way to make it work!

:^) Anna

Noah's Mommy said...

sorry Pickle...I'm laughing too hard.....at least you are the resourceful type....oh...and I used to be a Childrens' Dept manager at Nordstrom....and they do carry Mustela Wipes....which are my fave wipes...but unfortunately now that I'm a SAHM..are a little out of my price range....but nice to know they are at Drugstores now too.....

spleeness said...

How could a drugstore not carry diapers??? And if they MUST choose just one, I'd think they'd forego the Depends over baby diapers. I don't get it. I loved that you quipped "You might want to look into it!" to the manager!

Jaden Paige said...

haha, that really stinks! But at least you were able to improvise.

What kind of a drugstore doesn't carry diapers!?!?

Scrappinfor3 said...

What we will do when faced with obstacles! Good problem solving skills there. I can't imagine not having diapers for sale with the vast variety of the adult ones & the wipes! Must be a "mature" neighborhood! You would think the big people diapers would be able to handle a bit more content though. . .

Kelly Deneen said...

That is so odd!! Poor Pickle. :( She sure is a cutie though! ha!

Mrs. S said...

this is possibly the funniest post I've EVER read. I've been having a bad week, thank you SO much for making me laugh!

Vickie said...

No diapers!! No babies in the neighborhood. You would think the Depends would hold up better?!

Aleta said...

LMAO - I haven't seen this post by you. That is too funny. I'll have to remember if I ever have children, don't buy them Depends. Hehehe...

koopermom said...

I can't believe they didn't have diapers!! Even gas stations carry diapers!

Columbia Lily said...

seriously, how can a drugstore not have diapers. that seems like a serious lapse in rationality.

Rhea said...

heehee LOVE it. I can't believe there's a drugstore out there without diapers. Unbelievable! It must be situated smack dab in the middle of an old folks neighborhood. sheesh.

Poor Pickle. That look on her face.

KC Mom said...

Save the other one for me to pee my pants when from laughing!

Sera said...

Ok, that's just hilarious!

Honey Mommy said...

I can't believe that they had wipes but no diapers! How silly is that?!

Michelle said...

Sometimes I wonder why the buyers are thinking when they decide what and how to stock.... Glad you survived somehow!

Aubrey said...

Oh, the look on her face! Poor Pickle!

How could they NOT carry baby diapers? That is odd!

justjuli said...

What I'd really like to know is:

What did you do with the other one that you had leftover???
:)

Happy SITS day!

Ronnica said...

Well, maybe she'll have more sympathy for the elderly because of this experience...

Paige said...

poor pickle--not only did she wear depends but her bare butt is on the internetz.....oh the shame!

thrilled by the thought said...

This is hilarious!

Allison said...

Too funny!

Auds at Barking Mad! said...

SNAPS for creativity and sheer McGuyverness on the spot! And that pic of your precious Pickle is too much! But of course, like you said, you're a blogger now and you need to capture these moments for posterity and your blog!!

Threeboys1mommy said...

I'm off to google "heavy incontinence" actually no... I don't want to know. ;)

Brandy said...

Haha this is too funny! Poor little gal! Points to you for being innovative! =)

Katie said...

Kudos to ingenuity! I'm not sure I would have thought to actually buy those....living in a box here. How funny--that's how memories are made!

Jen said...

that is awesome, I so would have done the same thing.

Jacie said...

Poor baby.
I can't imagine a drugstore not having diapers though. That sounds ridiculous on their part.

Astrid said...

WOW! I can't believe that a drugstore wouldn't carry diapers. You have to tell us which drugstore didn't have them. That's so...weird! Even grocery stores carry them!

Nina said...

what crazy store doesn't carry diapers. Your poor little girl didn't look so happy but it was cute!

The Boss Lady said...

Hahahaha, that's classic. When my second was a baby, we went to the swap meet but apparently forgot to bring a bottle. And, believe it or not, the freaking swap meet had NONE. So we mixed up his formula with water, put it in a bowl and spoon fed him his bottle...at 2 months old. It was one of my parenting highlights.

Spoiled Mommy said...

Dumb store...what place doesnt carry diapers...WOW! Poor lil girl...but a Moms gotta do what a Moms gotta do,eh?

Blue Castle said...

Poor girl. A tranquility disposable brief? Do they just throw adjectives in there to make it sound better? How funny.

Momma Drama said...

Ha, ha, ha. That's totally something that would have happened to me. Dumb drugstore.

Tabitha Blue said...

LOL, that is too funny!! Good for you for making it happen anyway!!

Reluctant Housewife said...

So weird that they didn't have diapers!

Grand Pooba said...

Ha! That one was definately blog worthy!

MC said...

That's the most bizarre thing I've ever heard - surely the have a baby row. Every pharmacy does.

I can't even comprehend...

What A Card said...

That is about the weirdest thing I ever heard. Did you stumble into one of those weird areas that would prefer than everyone with children under the age of 15 remained safely locked in their own homes where they don't bother the "real" people who are just too darn cool to have messy, diaper-dirtying kids?

The Happy Mom said...

She doesn't look too "tranquil" does she? :) That is so Twilight Zone that a drugstore has diaper wipes but no diapers. LOVE the Mustela wipes though, you gotta give them props for stocking those!! :)

Momma Chae said...

Been there - done that... but I actually found baby diapers eventually. :) That is an awesome pic of your kiddo!

Tranquility said...

OH MY GOSH - that is the funniest thing ever! Poor little Pickle!

Amy said...

Poor baby. :) Bad store :(

Brandy said...

No diapers, but diaper wipes...hmmm, that's slightly confusing.

Thank goodness you found something but I'm still perplexed about who's stocking that store.

Karol said...

Wow. Definitely makes ya wonder what kind of moron runs that store! Kudos on improvising though!

*happy SITS day!

Cassandra said...

How odd. No diapers? Well, kudos to you for ingenuity!

Margaret said...

Aw. Poor girl. We have left our diaper bag at home before. Luckily the store we went to had diapers and wipes.

littleeverydaythings said...

I can't believe a drug store didn't have diapers!! How crazy is that? I thought it was strange when our local CVS didn't carry juice boxes - it's in a neighborhood of a gazillion families! Oh well. At least you got some cool wipes LOL.

grocerymama said...

lol - thats a good time! Don't worry, I once made a diaper out of maxi pads and duct tape!

Kaytie said...

Hilarious!

I remember the first time my husband and I took our daughter to the pediatrician. She was about 2 days old and I spent half an hour carefully packing the diaper bag with every thing we might ever need, and then we walked out of the house without it. Of course she pooped while we were there, and they only had big baby diapers, and I was huge on her! I can only imagine an adult diaper.

a simple seeker said...

Poor Pickle, but what a trooper. :)

Michele said...

Too funny. You are one resourceful mom. And what a strange "convience" store.

Saundra@An Italian Mama Gone Crazy said...

Okay, lol... now I need a depend!

Kristy said...

wow you are creative, i would of never thought to buy depends. arnt you smart! what a weird store tho!

angie said...

I don't want to laugh because look at the poor baby. But, ha ha ha!

Becky :) said...

That has to be the most incompetent drug store I have ever heard of. What kind of drug store doesn't carry baby diapers but hey we have the wipes if you need those. How crazy.

Happy SITS Day!!!

wendy said...

What kind of drug store does not sell diapers? That's downright absurd! Love the photo, though...too cute!

Happy SITS day!

Tiffany said...

AAHHHHAHAHAHAHAHA love it. They carry wipes, but no diapers...

dddiva said...

Poor little Pickle but that is the funniest darn thing I've ever heard of. Thanks for the laugh.

Finding Normal said...

Now THAT is hilarious! You'll so put this picture on her graduation slideshow in 16 years. Or whatever it'll be called then. Crack up!

JANE said...

I am rolling out of my chair! I have a 2 yr old girl with 3 older brothers and man how many times have I been without a daiper! My favorite was the time the too small diaper I had's tab broke while I was wrestling it around her waist. So for the nest few hours we had a one sided diaper under a onesie and she complained the whole time until we got home!!

JANE said...

PS Happy SITS day!!

april kennedy said...

OK...now that's FUNNY! I just said out loud..."welcome to the fun house!"

Lavender n Latt├ęs said...

poor baby - and how frustrating for you!

Nimue926 said...

Happy SITs day! I've done worse. Once on a long road trip, my little one was having large frequent blowouts (due to eating a PACK of gum). I had stopped several time and washed him with soap and water it was so bad. We were almost home and I was out of diapers. I wrapped a towel around him and strapped him back in the car seat! I couldn't bring my self to buy diapers when I knew I had 10+ packs at home!

litanyofbritt said...

WHAT??? no diapers at the pharmacy?? that's nuts. and annoying. made for a good blog post though!

andrea said...

It's always the ONE thing you need that the store is out of! Just think if they didn't have sanitary napkins...

mrsbear said...

It's just bizarre, no diapers but they have baby wipes and Depends. Sounds like a Twilight Zone moment. Poor baby, I guess good enough for Grandma does not translate to little bottoms.

mrsmouthy said...

Oh man now I have to put you on my blog roll. That's TOTALLY straight from my life! And isn't it hilarious what we find ourselves taking pictures of as bloggers?

Avery Tales said...

I haven't laughed that hard in a LONG time!! Happy belated SITS Day!

Temple said...

Heeheeeheeeheee! That is PRICELESS!

Coco said...

Aww, Poor thing.

What flippin Drug store did you go to?
Thats not right.

Mama Kat said...

Hilarious!!! I love that you bought her a depend AND that you apologized to her AND that it is clearly documented and will certainly haunt her for the rest of her life. Your awesome.

Rachael said...

Holy cow that is hilarious. What the heck, how does a big drugstore not have diapers? But they have TOYS?

Casey's trio said...

HILARIOUS! And the pic to go with the story is too cute. "Pickle" is such a cute nickname:)