Attention: RED POST!
So, February's One Small Change is just getting underway and I have nothing to show you. But I will tell you what it is: woman's cloth. Yes that's right, I am saying goodbye to commercial "purificatory dressings" (as Inspector Fowlers says on The Thin Blue Line) and saying hello to homemade ipads. I mean pads. Or as my sister said, maxis. Like a lot of things related to women, this area is marked by a distinctly uncomfortable vocabulary, so besides making, wearing, and laundering the...things (all about which I will report here), I will also be playing around and searching for an unslangy slang with which I can do so. Already the issues begin. My sister says, "Let's clean your penis." I say, soothingly because she despises diaper time, "Let's get this cha cha clean!" Dirty diaper by way of Missy Elliot.
"I don't think we should teach her to say that," says my husband.
"Well then, what do we teach her to say?" Silence. He's probably thinking about how we inadvertently taught her to say "boobies," which probably happened because I am so uncomfortable with the word breasts. He was also probably thinking about that time in the public library where Jane started intoning, "Booobiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiies!"
Anyway, there's lots to say about this women's cloth thing, but in the meantime I want to be a copy cat. Following the lead of two of my favorite bloggers, SouleMama and Waldorf Mama, here is my life right now, in ten: