Although PK is mostly potty-trained, she still wears pull-ups when we go out, when she goes down for a nap, and when she goes to sleep at night. The rest of the time (i.e. at home), she wears undies. PK hasn't worn a conventional diaper in 6 months or so, and quite frankly, I don't want to go back to that. Even when she wets her pull-up in public, I just plop her down on a toilet and pull off the pull up, and replace it with a new one. In short, pull-ups are A.W.E.S.O.M.E. Until, that is, our supermarket decided to stop carrying them. Now they just carry big-ass toddler diapers for kids her age. WHY WHY WHY??? Is there not enough of a demand for pull-ups?
Apparently not. Seriously. I have scoured all of the Shoppers Drug Mart and PharmaPlus stores in the area near work, and even around the Eaton Center. Either they don't have a baby section (hello, lots of people working downtown have kids!!!), or when they do have a baby section, the pickings are slim. Like the time when I went to a Shoppers Drug Mart around here and found pull-ups for size 3T-4T. Or the time when the one package of pull-ups that I found were for boys. (Aside: I'm not about to buy pull-ups intended for boys and use them on PK, only to find out that they were specially-designed for boys and end up with wet pants as a result. No, thanks.)
So I'm pretty sure that there's a pull-up conspiracy out there. I managed to find them at a Shoppers Drug Mart near my place a couple of weeks back, but it's a bit out of the way, so I don't go there often. And now we're almost out of pull-ups. Grumble, grumble. I guess next time I go there, I'll have to buy like 3 or 4 packages so that I'm not running around the city trying to find a package of freaking pull-ups. Either that, or get PK to stop peeing herself once and for all so that I can rid myself of these pull-ups.
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