I thought this resistance to diapering might be a sign that he could be ready to start potty training -- he's been really curious about other bathroom activities lately, flushing the toilet, playing with TP, etc. So, I took a chance and let him hang out (literally *snicker*) diaper-free for an afternoon. I showed him the downstairs bathroom, read him his potty book, and even brought out his own tiny green potty (from Ikea, of course). Now keep in mind, the kid can't walk or talk yet, so I wasn't expecting him to tug on my sleeve and say, "MOTHER, I NEED TO USE THE LAVATORY PLEASE." But I was a little taken aback when I looked over at him from the couch and saw him peeing all over his plastic hippopotamus. (If I didn't know better, I'd say he was aiming for it.)
So, the diaper battle will rage on, at least for now. I may have to invest in some of those tie-downs (kind of like what Joan Crawford uses on Christopher in "Mommy Dearest"), or else I'll just start scattering sawdust all over the floor.