Monday, April 20, 2009

That is what we call BEING RESOURCEFUL.

I got all my stuff ready last night: lunch, Bug's lunch, bag for swimming, school bag, outfit, purse. I seriously look like a bag lady every time I leave for school. Was quite proud of myself--yummy healthy lunch packed, cute outfit, swimsuit, cap, goggles...I really felt like I had it all together.

For a while.

Because I quick changed at school with my cat-like reflexes, and apparently was so catlike that I LEFT MY TOWEL IN THE TEACHERS LOUNGE BATHROOM.

And I didn't realize it until I was at the gym. And had dropped Bug off at Kids' Cove.

(translation: my babysitting timer was ticking)

Crap. I'll just get in the pool and figure something out.

So I jumped in and started swimming. I felt like...well, I felt like I hadn't been in the water since New Orleans. Which is true.

What about my backup tank top? Hmmmm. I have a backup tank top in there. It's super flimsy and cheap, but maybe I could at least dry off enough to put my clothes back on?


I finished 2500 yards and hopped out, because, time was ticking and I had to take a quick shower before I got Bug from the Kids' Cove. Pulled out my little flimsy white Target tank top and thought, this is no good. This is no good indeed.

And then it hit me.

I had a backup diaper in there.

Buried in the bottom of my bag was an unused, random Pampers diaper. I keep it in there in case we have a Level Five Poop Explosion. You know, because if I DON'T have it in there, I'm guaranteed a poop explosion.

(not me personally. you know what I mean)

I thought of a great hero to all, Vince the Sham Wow Guy.


Vince would TOTALLY DO IT.

So I did. I dried off with a Pampers diaper. AND IT FREAKING WORKED, PEOPLE.

Dem things ABSORBANT!

So, the next time you're in a bit of a towel-less pickle, just reach for the nearest Pampers. You'll be a complete freak, but you will get (sorta) dry.


Aaron said...

And the level five didn't kick in either? That's just luck. Go buy your lottery tickets quick.

Maggs said...

Awesome. I'll stick to tee shirts and tank tops though.

Carolina John said...

geez. i've used diapers in pretty creative ways, but that tops it. i knew they were absorbant, but wow.

Hedda said...

I love it! You are so creative!

xt4 said...

That was friggin' awesome.

Eric said...

Very nice. Maybe I should put one of those in my special needs or transition bag.

Running Jayhawk said...

Haha...that's awesome Sara. Now just remember to drop a new one in or else you'll surely have a poop explosion on your hands sometime in the near future.

Kelli said...

So resourceful - best thing I have heard all week!

triguyjt said...

sara.....nothing beats the sham-wow...however...!!!

Shazza said...

I was going to make my own Pampers confession, but perhaps it will stay my own little secret...I've never used one as a towel though!

My daughter's almost five now, but I still find spare Pampers and spare pants lurking in the bottom of bags I haven't used for a while. Maybe they will come in useful one day.

Ms. R said...

Best. Story. Ever.

Michele said...

That is great. Too bad we are well past the diaper stage (thank goodness). Guess I am stuck to using t-shirts.

Julia said...

I love that! THIS is why you're an Ironwoman. So many other women would have used "no towel" as an excuse to ditch the workout.

Rural Girl said...

Huge smile on my face reading this!!
Resourcefulness at its finest!

Leah said...

Hilarious! Reminds me of the time I fed my melting-down child an energy gel when I couldn't dig any other food out of from under the car seats.

Siren said...

LMAO! Especially since I've got random unused diapers in my gym bag too : D