What’s the opposite of lazy? Hardworking? Energetic? Industrious? I am proposing that a new antonym be added: “Bambumbles.” Amberlea and Wesley, owners of Bambumbles, might just be my new heros.
Amberlea is a full-time 911 operator (already a heroic profession, if I do say so myself) and Wesley is a plant supervisor (plant as in factory; he doesn’t sit around all day watching cacti). They have four children, aged between 8 months and 6 years. They also have two pugs, two cats and a full fish tank.
And did I mention that on top of their full-time jobs and four children, they own and operate an online cloth diapering store based out of their Uxbridge, Ontario home?
Right. I’m just going to go back to bed now since my one child is at daycare and all I do is blog about cloth diapers and wonder where my cats are.
You know how some parents are “too busy” for cloth diapering? All four of the Bambumbles children were and are cloth diapered, so I think that “too busy” is no longer a viable excuse. And to help convert doubtful parents, Amberlea and Wesley provide their customers with one-on-one support and education. They make every effort to teach, guide and support each and every client. They even make house calls to teach the ins and outs of cloth diapering and give parents a chance to learn about all the styles on the market, try them out on their “practice baby” and see the quality of the items in person.
Amberlea and Wesley chose to carry Funky Fluff after owners Tricia and Kathy (who are local to them) let them test drive the products on their own babies. Choosing only to carry items they have personally used, they were quickly convinced to bring in Funky Fluff thanks to the great colours and options the Funky Fluff 3-in-1 design provides.
The sweetest thing about the couple behind Bambumbles is that the pair were in the same class throughout their school years, beginning in first grade. Amberlea confesses to always having had a crush on Wes, and now says she’s lucky enough to be his wife and to have laid down roots in their hometown. (Cue sighs of “Awwwwwwwwwww!”)