I was put in a spot. If I hated going out and getting wet in all that dirty water during holi, how on earth would I cope with the wetness the twins gonna make inside the house? Yes, my cousin has twins. She is like – she couldn’t enjoy much during the whole pregnancy+delivery and post-delivery phase, so now, she is making up for it full on. She’ll dump her twins on any innocent ( read me ) bakra she’d find, and take out time to have fun herself. Like she did with me the instant I blurted out that I hated Holi. Oh, she loved her babies, no doubt about it. But once in a while she liked to be rid of them too, so that she could have time for herself. And any festival like holi etc, was just the perfect occasion for it. And by claiming that I didn’t like holi, I put an axe on my own two feet. Not one but two babies aka twins, how on earth would I ever manage.
I remember few times my cousin left the twins with her husband ( my jijaji ), and I literally pitied the poor fellow,. He had to clean up all the mess the twins did ~ their precious pee & poop :| Oh! What did I get myself into. Just then I remembered, just a few days ago, another friend of mine had left her baby over at my place as she had some urgent work to do. Yes yes..I’m fast becoming the unpaid baby-sitter of the locality, it seems. Anyways, I remembered how I didn’t have any problem during baby-sitting her little one as she had used Pampers on her baby. She had told me, the diaper had special magic gels that soaked up all the wetness ( by locking in the moisture ), thus, keeping the baby's skin dry and healthy for upto 12 hours. I remember the words very well. Dry Baby Happy Baby and a Happier Baby-sitter. Ah..so Pampers will save my day again. I had enquired just before she dumped her twins on me, and my cousin assured me that she had. What a relief it was! Else, I was quite prepared to give one helluva Pamper lecture to her myself.
Well, my cousin is smart. Without me having to tell her myself, she had already done the needful. So, while she is now playing holi outside with the whole extended family and neighbourhood, I’m baby-sitting her twins and writing this post. And thankfully, they are behaving like two little angels. While everything is wet during holi time, these two are enjoying a dry and happy time. They’ve not pestered me at all, so, if I don’t get a better job anytime soon, I may take to full time baby-sitting as a profession! Yeah, on one condition though. The baby I babysit, must have Pampers on! The only thing that keeps a baby truly happy is Pampers Baby Dry Pants :-)
PAMPERS - DRY BABY HAPPY BABY