Saturday, February 17, 2007

Recycling and swimming

I met with a group of moms this Friday for a playgroup at a big indoor water playground. Zari was probably a bit too young to appreciate it, but it was nice to get out of the house. We've had sub-zero temperatures at night and barely above zero during the day.

It's interesting how gendered these things are. I saw one father in the entire pool area; the other 20 or so parents were all moms. Eric said he might come next time and shake things up a bit, since he only teaches on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The night before, I made Zari two swimming outfits, one recycled and one new. First, I took a pair of Eric's old swim trunks, cut them apart, and made a new pair for Zari. They are super cute, but of course everyone thinks she is a boy when she wears them. It's not like Eric has hot pink swim trunks lying around!


I also made her a swim diaper out of some leftover materials:

Since we are doing EC, I peed her before she went in the pool and didn't bother with the swim diaper.

6 comments:

  1. I love the trunks :)

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  2. She is just too cute!!

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  3. OMG, how cute are those trunks?? I can see why people think she's a boy in them though...maybe whip up a little bikini top to go with em to stop the confusion? :P

    -Jill

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  4. How is the ECing coming btw? My husband and I are researching ECing our little one (when we get pregnant eventually) and I was wondering what your experiences have been like. Would you mind sharing in a post perhaps?

    Caralyn

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  5. If you read through the archives, I do have a few posts about it. So start there. I've really been enjoying it. I started around day 5. I cloth diaper as backup. As long as I'm paying attention, I have very few misses now. To me, it's so easy and natural that it seems weird to purposely let her pee and poop in her diaper, when I could just hold her over the toilet or sink. Well, read through my earlier posts on EC and then feel free to ask more questions after that!

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  6. Good idea about the bikini top, Jill. I'll see if I have enough fabric left over!

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