I don’t need you anymore!
It’s happened: Child number 3 has become independent. At the age of 2 and a half.
I ask carefully if I have understood her correctly. She shows me her clean, fresh, empty diaper which she has taken off herself. She is convinced. She stands in front of me on the corner of the sofa. She has completely undressed herself alone as well. Now she is jumping from the sofa. Even that she can do alone!
Yesterday she still needed help from her sister. They came into the kitchen hand in hand, freshly dressed. Skirts on top of trousers, T-Shirts on jumpers, crazy patterns, wild colours. And what fit the best: their blissful smiles. Basically the key accessory.
I am completely redundant. I see that.
Just one question that comes to mind: Where is the full diaper?
Christina Rubarth is a Berlin-based TV and radio journalist.
In her other life she’s a mother of three – one boy, two girls born between 2013 and 2017. She is writing regular updates on her – sometimes crazy, but mostly just incredibly exhausting – life in the company of offspring 1, 2 and 3. Just snapshots of real life –
honest, upfront and uncensored.