As Jason drove down the street in an unfamiliar town, he considered for the fourth or fifth time whether he really wanted to do this. But he knew he did, his gut was driving him forward, and he continued down the busy street until suddenly he came to the address the lady had sent him in the email. Or, at least, he hoped it was a lady, as he remembered the maxim that there are not girls on the internet.
The parking lot was a bit in disrepair, and the building he had come to appeared about the same. Taking a deep breath he checked that nothing was out of place. He’d worn a conservative polo shirt and khakis. His short, wavy brown hair was in place. He looked down at the form in his hand. He double-checked the address numbers on the building. This couldn’t be right, could it?
Whatever. He opened the car door, stepped out and briskly locked it. He couldn’t remember being this apprehensive since he was a kid. “It’ll be fine,” he told himself.
The door to the shop opened and closed quickly and he was through. There were a four or five people milling around checking out the costumes, toys and other knick knacks the shop was selling. For a brief few seconds Jason wondered if he had found the right place, but then he saw it- pacifiers in the glass cabinet display where the clerk was sitting, working on a laptop. Jason walked over, noticing that they were also selling samples of adult diapers in the same case. Never had he expected to walk into a store that sold this stuff. The clerk noticed as Jason got closer, his interest picking up.
“Hi there,” He said cheerily, especially cheerily for a Saturday morning, “Are you Jason?”
“Umm, yeah.” Jason replied, extending his hand to meet the man’s.
“My name’s Allen” He replied shaking Jason’s hand.
Allen stood up, brushing his blue apron off, and glancing at the clock. “You’re here just in time, six right?”
Jason nodded quietly,
Jason took a deep breath and nodded again.
“Wear this for the first day then,” Allen said, going over to one of the shelves and picking out a pink t-shirt with the label “ABsolutely DeLightful” emblazoned on the front.
Suddenly the clock hit nine and Jason heard the door open as two more guys walked in. All of the customers perusing the wares noticed the time and walked to a door that didn’t seem to be part of the store front.
“Quick, put that on and go with them. Slap the name tag on too” Allen replied.
Jason, still being in a state of stress at this whole different experience took off his shirt, which Allen immediately began folding and put behind the case and then Jason replaced it with the pink one, slapping the name tag on and following behind the rest.
As he was the last through the door, the woman who had opened it for him let it close with a thud. His eyes widened at the sight before him. Rainbow-colored chairs sat around a table with blank pages and crayons for coloring, board games he remembered from his childhood sat carefully lodged in shelves, there was a whole area set up with oversized clothes and household items and another with wooden blocks. The other guys had already continued to somewhere else.
“Well hello Lisa,” The woman started, smiling at him, “Don’t think I’m singling you out, it’s just you’re new here and we want to go over the rules.”
Jason stood there, feeling like electricity was rippling through his body, as this woman began explaining the system.
“When we have group activities, everyone participates as a group. Otherwise it’s free play, but we can’t have everyone in one area or it gets too hard to handle.” She held up a colored clothes pin. “This” she said, “Is a marker of which area you chose for free play. You can change locations every fifteen minutes when the eggtimer goes off. Ok?”
Jason was about to respond when suddenly the door behind him, that he’d forgotten about swung open and another guy about Jason’s age walked into the room followed by Allen. He was wearing a light blue shirt, and his name tag said “Derek”
“Sorry Elody,” Allen said, “The other new one was running late. I gave him the clothes pin spiel as I got him the shirt. I’ll go check on the others, okay?”
“Sure,” Elody smiled. Jason turned slightly to find the boy next to him looking as nervous as he was. That was a relief.
“Okay, so I’ll call everyone together for group activities when its time. And remember our strict policy on the potty- anyone who has an accident wears diapers for the rest of the day.” Jason turned to Derek who was staring quiet intently downward. Jason noticed at that point, the buldge in his pants and realized the last rule was meaningless to him.
The others started coming back from the back, decked out differently now. Three of the guys were wearing dresses, the others jeans and blue t-shirts, although one was a darker blue than the others. Each of them wore nametags, though Jason didn’t bother to read them now.
“Hi everyone!” Elody called out to the others returning. The rustle of diapers seemed to emanate from several of them.
“This is Lisa,” Elody said putting her hand on Jason’s shoulder, “she’s six, and this” Elody said putting her hand on Derek’s shoulder, “is Derek, he’s five.”
“Hi Lisa and Derek” The room called in a vastly out of time and sync reply. Jason had to bite his lip to keep from chuckling.
“Lisa and Derek, these are the other kids, starting from the left (Elody made a gesture to help show which was the left): Katie, she’s 5, Samantha is 4, Amanda is 5, Cody and Frank are 3, and Evan is 7.” Elody smiled at everyone, "Well, the first thing is free play, so everyone should get on a clothes pin.
Jason and Derek were left in the dust as the other six rushed over and quickly grabbed some clothes pins, Evan, Amanda and Katie running to one of the side rooms while Cody, Frank and Katie headed over to the table and grabbed coloring books and crayons.
Jason looked down into the little basket with colored clothes pins, next to it was a legend explaining which section they were for.
“Umm, you want to play together?” Derek asked sheepishly, looked at Jason.
“Sure,” Jason replied. Derek reached around in the basket until he found two of the clips for the block section and handed one to Jason. Jason was kind of glad, he knew blocks weren’t that girly, but he hadn’t gotten to play with them in years.
The two hunkered down around the little table in the block section and looked at the piles of different wooden blocks in the shelf. The tension was palatable.
“What do you… wanna build?” Derek asked quietly.
“I dunno,” Jason replied. He glanced up to see Elody walking around the front room, and then talk to Allen briefly as he headed to watch those that had gone off to the back. Elody walked right over and hunkered down next to Derek and Jason in the block section.
“How are you two doing?” She asked
“Okay,” They responded in sequence.
“You two nervous?” She asked. Jason watched Derek nodding and then realized he himself was also doing so involuntarily. “Well, at least you’re both new right?”
The two nodded again.
“I think” Elody started, placing the blocks on the table, “It’s fun to start with something simple. Maybe a tower?” She put a couple together as Jason and Derek nodded.
The two of them started putting blocks together and Elody smiled as she got up to go check on the others. Jason was able to concentrate on the blocks at first, but couldn’t help having his attention drawn as he saw Elody check one of the boy’s diapers at the table – Jason thought it was Frank, and escort him up and out of the room and into the back.
They’d been making a pretty high tower. The egg timer had already gone off one or two times by now and still Derek and Jason had stayed. Jason was pretty pleased with himself. Even if only he knew it, his pink t-shirt and his little girl panties he’d worn from home felt great.
The air had that scent of baby powder, perfume and hints of dirty diaper which he expected would be nigh impossible to erase completely in a place like this. Everyone was having fun, he felt completely at peace. In that thought, as he sat back, he realized he had to pee. After all, he’d drank quite a lot of coffee on his way here. He knew this was okay, even if it was a little extra. Still, the nature of the place suddenly made him feel a little apprehensive. But, he steeled himself and released his bladder as he started to lean forward, trying to non-chalantly continue building the tower.
Jason saw Derek eyes go like a laser beam to Jason’s crotch as the wet patch appeared on his Khakis. Jason felt the hot pee flooding into his panties and dripping onto the carpet. The warmth, combined with the smells of this room was great.
“You peed your pants?” Derek whispered conspiratorially
“Well, you’re wearing diapers.” Jason shot back.
“You could tell?” Derek replied, looking hurt. Jason hoped it was just Derek’s character.
The egg timer went off again and Elody went to the center of the room. "Okay everyone, time for a group game. Let’s all get the chairs and put them in a circle in the room. Jason watched the other kids come out from the back and start getting a chair for themselves. Derek hesitated for a moment, but then went to get his own chair. Jason was fully aware that standing up would make it obvious what he had done, so he just pretended not to hear and continued making the block toward.
“Lisa,” Elody called, “It’s group game time, you want to play with everyone right?”
“No” Jason replied, almost imperceptibly, not looking up.
Elody walked over to the blocks, looking down at Jason as he sat on the floor. “Oh, honey, you had an accident didn’t you?” She said with a sympathetic tone.
Jason just nodded as Elody took his hand and gently lead him up. The other kids were still forming a circle with the chairs behind them as he saw Allen heading over to the block area with a couple of rags and cleaning solution.
Elody led him to a side room where there were some different toys setup and a changing table on one wall. She got Jason to sit up on the changing table while she removed his socks, the had him stand again while she undid the button on the front of his pants. Elody pulled them down revealing his soaked panties.
“You had to go pretty bad didn’t you?” Elody asked as Jason nodded mutely, “Lisa, honey, if you need to go to the potty just ask us, okay. Now, you know the rules.”
Jason heard the sounds of a game starting in the other room, the others laughing as they played.
“We’ll join them in a second. Did your parent or guardian bring a spare change of clothes for you today?” Elody asked. Jason shook his head. “Then, it’s just the diaper.”
“Nooo” Jason started to whine as Elody pulled off his soaked panties and gently pushed him back onto the changing table. She’d already laid out a diaper there, it had cute symbols on it and looked like a baby diaper. Elody ran over Jason quickly with a baby wipe, cleaning him up, then dusted him with baby powder. “I don’t need diapers” Jason whined
“It’s a rule sweetie,” Elody said, smiling, though she was being as sympathetic as she could. She pulled the diaper up and snuggly fastened the tapes. Jason was now diapered on the changing table. He felt very odd now in just a pink t-shirt and a diaper.
“Let’s go play with the others,” Elody said, “We’re playing duck-duck-goose.”
“But they’ll see my diaper.” Jason whined again, trying in vain to pull the pink shirt down so it would completely cover the diaper to no avail.
“It’s fine Lisa, everybody has accidents sometimes. Most of our charges need diapers.” Elody responded calmly. Jason calmed down and let Elody lead him back into the main room where they grabbed a chair and entered the game. Jason was soon having amazing amounts of fun, even if he was just running around clad in a t-shirt and diaper.
Hours later, the day had seen several diaper changes, (including a messy one), nap time, story time, and even some arts and crafts. It was both exhilarating and tiring. Still, as the clock hit 5:45PM Jason wasn’t sure he was ready to leave yet.
“Alright everyone, time to get ready for going home” Elody said, as the participants went back to the locker room. The two that needed a diaper change got their final one as everyone changed back into street appropriate clothes.
“Here’s your bag,” Allen said, handing Jason the spare underwear and pants he had brought for going home. Jason put took off the diaper, tossing it in the trash as he pulled on fresh undies and pants. It felt weird to be going back to adult life now.
He walked past some of the others, changing out their dresses for street clothes, some of them putting their clothes in lockers that were kept on premises. The all slowly filtered out of the back room and into the shop. It was already late evening and Allen went to the till.
“It was great having everyone today!” He said, “Feel free to shop around for a bit if you want, we close in thirty minutes, and hope to see you all again soon.”
“You too Allen,” one of the guys said gruffly and Allen shot him a thumbs up. Jason realized how weird it was having this brief ability to interact with the caretakers with them not in full character. Elody came out from the back room as well and started talking to one of the others, “Samantha” in the back, about some diaper products.
The was an absolutely wonderful place, in all his years, Jason wouldn’t have expected it to ever exist. Sure, the idea was weird, but the day had been absolutely delightful.
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