We have an unspoken rule that so far has worked out well. It's about changing dirty diapers. The rule is: who ever smells the poop first, gets to take care of it. Now, I don't know how many of you are thrilled about this task, but it's something that you signed up to do when you decided to have children. But I didn't always think this way. When my first nephew was born I was more than happy to babysit and I enjoyed the endless hours I spent with him. Oh such adorable chubby legs and arms, but I had one rule: I will not change poopee diapers, only pee-pee. My sister used to laugh at me saying, "just wait until you have your own kids, then you won't mind." My reply was, "oh didn't I tell you, I'm going to have a nanny and she will do the dirty diapers." She roared in laughter and left me wandering "what's so funny?"
And she was right, having Isabela changed all that. I no longer cared about the smelly stinky diapers. It's part of parenthood remember? But last night was one of those days when well, I didn't follow the RULE. I was in our bedroom trying to fall asleep and Beli was contently playing with her toys and counting out loud: pet, sest, sedam, osam, devet, DESET! she screamed. Then the first wave of smell hit me. She just pooped, I thought.Then just so quietly I whispered, "Beli, go to Daddy." She gets out of bed and opens the door and walks out to the living room where Daddy is working. I stay behind in the room, listening to their conversation.
Daddy, "Beli, go back to bed, you should be sleeping."
Beli, "Daddy, vidi medo (see my bear).
Daddy, "Beli you pooped?"
I started giggling, quietly then my giggles turn into laughter.
My hubby asked "what's so funny?"
I squealed" I just passed you the poop!!!!!"
Hubby was confused, "what do you mean?"
I replied, "I smelled the poop first but I wanted YOU to change her and I sent her into the living room."
Hubby, "you broke the rule!"
I replied, lost in laughter, Yes......I did!!!!!!!!
What about you, do you have a rule about changing diapers and do you ever break that rule?