Having a child is a time when one thinks about many things. Even for me, who tries his hardest not to think about anything, the odd thought slips in which otherwise likely would not have occurred. Yet once the thought does occur, some thoughts, it refuses to go away. It can no longer be ignored.
This got me thinking, alas. It got me thinking in the bathroom, for some reason. So we are against manufactured diapers because the are environmentally unfriendly; and furthermore they are unnatural. They are needlessly expensive on the one hand; yet earth destroyingly cheap on the other. I hear of the miracle properties of wool; the simplicity and flesh-friendly nature of cottons.
And yet no thought is given to the forests of toilet paper we go
through. Why is it we aren't we aren't switching to cloth toilet paper? For the environment. For our health! For our budget. In short, it's a big-picture quality of life issue, isn't it? How is it we are to impose this regimen on our defenceless child, and do not follow through with ourselves?
Is this the first step, right from the day of birth, down the path of
the inevitably perceived parental hypocrisy?
Must try harder... to stop thinking...