A bit surprised that I never talked about this ever since I started chatting more on here. It's especially surprising seeing as how it relates to probably the biggest deal that would ever happen to any AB/DL.
So, recently, my mother had come down to stay with me while I finished my university studies. During that time, I allowed her to sleep in my room. Automatically, I should've realized the danger as I stash all of my diapers and AB related stuff under my bed. But, unless she decided to look under there, that wouldn't be a problem.
Well, she got the opportunity to look when she decided to buy me some new bed covers. She decided to immediately change the old ones, and she got a glimpse of a pack of Depends diapers laying under my bed. Thankfully, my pacifier and changing items were hidden away elsewhere, but it was enough for mum to ask me to have a talk.
Not sure if I brought this up before, but my mum has so far been the only family member to know about AB/DL tendencies. She was the first person I talked to about it once I was becoming more and more attracted to the idea and she found out about my diapers when I was finishing high-school and asked me to get rid of them. Obviously, the latter brought up even more questions from her when she found out that I still bought diapers.
But this was the crazy part: I was completely calm. When she asked about the diapers, I spoke straightforward and explained about AB/DL. I did my best to tell her straightforward what it is I buy them for. However, I omitted anything about my AB side: I think that would only make matters worse.
Granted, she still objected to my choice. She brought up how it is likely that me buying diapers is a result of my history of being bullied and is perpetuating my anxiety. I didn't really feel all that strong towards that assumption, and said that I buy them because they are a source of relaxation and joy for me. She asked whether I wear them all the time, and I told her that I only wear a few times a month and that I never wear when there is company around. In the end, she could not see my side of it and still objected to it all. So, in the end, we dropped the conversation, I provided her links to understanding AB/DLs and we never brought it up again.
I still don't know how to feel about the fact that my mum now fully knows what it is I am. I guess it's because even though she brought up her views on it all and how she doesn't think it is healthy for me, she and I still talk and there seems to be nothing different between us than it was before my AB/DL side was revealed. So...from here, I don't know how things are going to pan out. All I know is that I was caught, but I was surprisingly calm about it all.