Let's see... I don't know where to begin.
My sister-in-law and brother are having their first baby and it's due in 3 weeks. I was over at their house this afternoon with our Mom so he could show us the finished nursery. It was soooooo adorable. All the baby's toys and clothes and diapers were all neatly put away and everything is ready. They even showed us the teddy bear that they used for practice in diapering. And, of course, the center of conversation was the new baby and things our mother did for us as babies.
Being in that room surrounded by all the baby stuff made me happy, but at the same time, I started to feel... I'm not quite sure how to describe the feeling. I think I was feeling jealous or envious of the new baby. I looked around the room and wished so badly that I could have this sort of stuff. And then it hit me, "why can't I?" Obviously, I've thought this before (otherwise I wouldn't be an AB/DL), but I mean it really stuck in my mind for the first time, even since before becoming an AB/DL. Some of the stuff that this child has could only be afforded by the richest of the rich. Some babies are spoiled beyond belief with love and comfort.
But seriously, just cause I'm an adult shouldn't bar me from liking cute and soft things like my stuffed animals or a thick fleece blankie or a paci. Now of course that's why AD/DLism exists anyway, because there are adults who, in fact, like the cutesy, innocent things that babies have. But what gets to me is, why are these things are so socially unacceptable? Why is such comfort reserved only for babies?
I'm not talking about diapers in particular. I'm talking about some baby things in general. I totally understand why diapers would be unacceptable.