I've been giving this a lot of thought lately and I wanted to know if anyone else with children take advantage of the situation?
I have been a DL since at least the age of 4. My exploration of it really didn't start until I was a teenager. My enjoyment of it really didn't start until I was almost 30. I am now 43, married and I have a slightly older than toddler child (a girl). I told my wife almost 4 years ago (several years after the birth of my daughter). She took it as well as expected. We have been together over twenty years, and I think she quickly realized that I am who I am, she just now knows more. There were no feelings of anger or betrayal. However, she does not participate, nor does she really want to know how much I do.
The second part of the background is my ability to separate my AB/DL feelings and the raising of a child. The short answer is, no problem. Parenting seems to awaken the "maturity" gene in people (especially me) and I have been a loving and relatively normal parent. My daughter has no idea about my proclivities and I would like to keep it that way.
Ok, now to the point. I am not really a big-time AB. I love diapers, but I am not uninhibited enough to do any sort of role-playing. I like baby-ish clothing and I lean toward the babygirl thing, but diapers are where it's at. Since I have to play when everybody is out of the house (ie. today), I have been noticing how easy it is for me to play the role of a baby because of having a young child. Things are everywhere. Sippy cups, toys, bedding, stuffed animals, etc. You know things that a small child would have. The best part is that it's all here for me to use and I don't have to hide it! And bonus for me that it is mostly for a girl (even the lego is for girls, ).
(sorry I need a moment)
When I play with my daughter's stuff, it is always in the most innocent of ways, of course. I just have been taking advantage of the plethora of opportunities at my fingertips whenever possible.
It gets better, though. My daughter's TV watching habits have become my own. When she started watching My Little Pony:FIM, I didn't really pay much attention. Then she started asking me if I would watch with her. I am now hooked. The two of us talk about that show all of the time. My wife thinks it's hilarious, but she won't participate (her loss). Other shows have been equally interesting. Power-Puff Girls, Strawberry Shortcake, just about anything available on Netflix (we don't have cable). I have been a good dad and introduced her to some of the classics, but mine are all "boys" shows. She still likes them though.
The last thing is something that has just recently been added to the tapestry. My daughter is in some mode now where she joins us in bed in the middle of the night. Most parents are aware of this and it comes and gos. A couple of months ago she had a cold and joined us in bed. She began to cough and snore. I had to get up early the next morning, so I got up and fell asleep in her bed. When I woke up, I felt like I was in wonderland. All of the bright colors and fun things. It made my sleep the following night in my bed feel boring. I have been frequenting her room off and on now when she joins us, I tell my wife it's for the sleep (heh).
That's it. Just wanted to share and see if I am alone in this situation.
Back to watch Pinkie-Pie and the gang. She is so funny!