No I’m not talking about a new technology of getting rid of diapers. In contrast, it’s a very old-fashioned way.
Just this morning, after my son woke up, as usual, I will have to change his diaper before sending him to the babysitter. I just chucked aside the used nappy and put on a new one for him.
He pointed to the diaper on the floor and mumbled something a one-year-old would do. Since I ignored him, without any delay, he quickly stood up and picked up the diaper from the floor.
I thought he wanted to play with it. I tried to stop him. Even before I could do that, he already walked away to the back of the house in the kitchen. And came back empty handed.
I was curious what he did to the diaper. He must be throwing it somewhere. After I did some CSI-type investigation, I found out that the diaper ended up in the dustbin.
I was not convinced. Maybe the one in the dustbin was not the one we had just changed. I looked around the area hoping to find another one.
It was a futile search and how wrong could I be! Sure enough, the diaper in the dustbin was INDEED the one that my son picked up from the floor. And he helped me dispose of – nicely and quickly.
It was a surprise to me indeed. God knows how fast a child learns. He learns that a used diaper needs to be thrown away (in his naïve mind: put it into a dustbin) by seeing what we do. Amazing, huh?
Well as I said at the beginning, that’s my new found, good old way of getting rid of diapers.