25 March 2013

I Played Diaper Roulette. And Lost

I have gone nearly 4 years (4!) sticking my finger down the back of a diaper to see if it needed changed without getting poop on my hand.  It's not like I am tying to see if there is poop there by feeling it,  I am just hooking my finer around the back edge and pulling out to take a peak and see what's up. I admit it, that is a risky behavior. You would never catch Chris checking a diaper by shoving his finger down the back of it, but I like to live dangerously, I guess. But, look. my kids have always been very obvious when they pooped, which was usually once a day, usually pretty early in the day. And it is so stinky, I always knew when there was a poop. So I didn't feel like I was taking to much of a chance with this behavior.

So, nearly 4 years. I was on a lucky streak that seemed like it would last forever!

It all ended one night last week.

Owen was sitting in his booster seat finishing up dinner. I figured it was time to change him, and wanted to see how wet he was since he hasn't been having a lot of wet diapers lately. It didn't even cross my mind that he might be poopy, since he was sitting in his chair and never poops like that.

So I shoved my finger down the back of his diaper. And froze. It was squishy and clumpy and oh so smelly. I pulled my finger out, covered in poo halfway down. And I started crying. I didn't even know where to go with this thing. Thank heavens Chris was home so he could take care of Owen while I went through the shock of unexpected poo on my hand.

I am not stranger to poo (I spray it off of my diapers every day, and anyone who has done that intimate act is up close and familiar with their kid's poop) but this unexpected poopiness on my hand just killed me.

So, I played diaper roulette. And lost. And I am still playing. Hey, the odds have to be back in my favor again now, right?

11 March 2013

Old School Blogging

A few of the blogs I read are doing this awesome old school blogging meme this month, and I had to get in on the action. I love these things!

What were you doing 10 years ago?
10 years ago I was.... only 23, still in the Navy, living in Hawaii, and having the time of my life. Those were the days! We used to have SO MUCH FUN! I'm not saying I don't have so much fun now with my kids, but.... it was just a different kind of fun, a fun kind of fun.



What 5 things are on your to-do list?
1. Make a dentist appointment
2. Go to the grocery store
3. Start planning Casper's 4th (!) birthday party
4. Make some hummus
5. Laundry (always with the laundry)

What are 5 snacks you enjoy?
Hummus and veggies, ummmm... this is kind of hard. I like to have a nice cup of coffee more than eat any particular snack, really.

Name some things you would do if you were a millionaire.
College funds for the boys, move back to Hawaii, savings...

Name some places you have lived.
Monterey, CA (love it there)
Honolulu, HI (my favorite place - the whole island actually and I lived all over it)
Alamogordo, NM (where I'm from)
Columbus, OH (where I went to college - Go Buckeyes!)
Springfield, VA (where we live now)

Name some bad habits you have.
Picking at my cuticles
Shopping too much

Name some jobs you have had. (these are in no particular order)
Linguist in the Navy
Estee Lauder makeup artist
Cashier at Long John Silver's
Mom :)

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