Of all things I could be doing to be getting ready for our journeys, I seem to tackle the, what one might call "trivial" tasks. While undergoing such endeavors may look to others as if I have done nothing to prepare for my family's adventures, to me it feels like no small means. Tonight I spent the past five hours figuring out and sewing a cloth diaper. One. But as made evident by the title of our blog: "Around the World in Diapers" it is a pretty substantial aspect of our lives at present, and I am assuming will continue to be for a while. Meaning years. 8-10, to be precise. So! Diapers. To cloth or not to cloth? Let me fill you in on some important background information. First and foremost, I am bound and determined to save the world. Every drop of water raises the ship in the harbor, right? My goal is to not have my childrens poopy diapers fill up the worlds landfills. Or the harbors. Upon my reasearch, America, just America, tosses 50 million disposable diapers every day. That is 20 BILLION a year. Can you wrap your head around 20 billion diapers? So sad. And what's worse, they take up to 500 years to decompose.Disposables have only been around since the 40's so I'm not sure how they manage to come up with that number. But either way, there is no denying the guilt I feel as I throw yet another ball of plastic and cellulose into the trash ::sigh:: we are ready for a diaper change. Literally.