Introspection on diapers
I was thinking about this the other day as my 8 yo kids wets and my wife was getting moody about it.
When I was a kid I wet the bed until I started high school. To protect the bed I wore diaper and plastic pants. No disposables in those days. Unlike what I read on the internet, there was no humiliation or punishment from my parents. I don't recall being particularly worried by friends finding out. I don't recall being teased. My siblings and parents rarely mentioned it. I was at times frustrated and depressed but most of the time I just lived with it. The routine at home in the morning was to get up and have a shower and take the plastic pants and nappy off in the shower and rinse them out then hang them on a rack to dry. At night I would diaper myself. This was just pull on the plastic pants and then stuff the folded diaper in.
I think I must have been pretty unfazed most of the time. I can remember watching cartoons on Saturday morning TV still in my pyjamas with the wet nappy on and not caring and mum hassling me to have a shower. My recollection was I felt it was unfair that I would miss out on some TV when my siblings did not have to have a shower. As an adult is sounds kind of gross to think that a 11 or 12yo kid would be unfazed about sitting in a wet diaper but it really did not worry me that much. I also recall waking on cold winter mornings like at around 5am and needing to go and just doing it. I think I figured that since it happened so often when I was asleep that doing it when awake was kind of some kind of weird pay back on myself or something.