Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Rule about Diapers


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?

19 comments:

  1. Oh absolutely. Who likes that task?
    As a babysitter, some years ago, I would never ever change diapers. No way. Heck, I avoided little ones under the age of 3 for that matter.

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  2. He,he Glad to hear I'm not alone!

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  3. Chica--no sabes como me haces sonreir!

    Si yo fuera en tu lugar, yo hagaria lo mismo. No podria tener una cara seria. :-D

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  4. If husband is around it's his turn - that's my rule. i do enough of them during the day. :p

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  5. Gracias amiga me hiciste reir con tu comentario!

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  6. HAHAHAH that is so cute!! I make her dad mostly change the poopie diapers. I keep saying "I put it in you take it out. it's only fair" lol.. I LOVE the last picture of her omg so cute

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  7. lol my hubby nas NEVER changed a nappy (pee or pooh)! Nearly 7 months in & never has he done it! Nothing much I can do to make him... but I will get my revenge when she gets bigger, i'll tell her to go and ask "the best daddy in the world" to change her nappy :) will see then LOL

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  8. I think poopy diapers was the reason I only had one child. Seriously, when it was time to try for another, my son finally stopped pooping in his diapers. It was such a relief I couldn't contemplate going through it again!

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  9. oh my, she's the absolute cutest!!!

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  10. Good rule! We don't have kids yet, but I have just told my husband about it for future reference ;)

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  11. Nani, That's true, us mothers "feed" them so most naturally for dads to help out. I like that!=)

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  12. Babs, Yes wait until she is able to say Daddy in that sweet voice of hers, then your hubby will be hooked! Your daughter will have him wrapped around her little finger. My hubby can't say No to Beli. It's very endearing actually. I tell him, oh she is manipulating you, and he says no she's not, she loves me!

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  13. Dear G,
    I'm actually now getting worried about the potty training, I don't know how I will handle it. Pee=pee on the carpet?? But I'm lucky to have Hubby on board!

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  14. Hey Amanda, I'm curious to know what your hubby thought. Did he agree?

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  15. Hey Elisa, He just laughed when I told him about it. It wasn't a "you're crazy" laugh but a "what a funny rule" laugh. He is 9 years older than his baby sister and used to change hers, so I know he's OK handling baby poo, which is all I care about for now... :)

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  16. I think I'm very lucky in the sense that we share our responsibilities with the baby. We bath her together and take turns making her meals, etc.. I'm sure your hubby will be the same way especially if he had a younger sister!

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  17. I remember when I was pregnant with my first, I declared to the whole world "My baby will only use cloth diapers" and the world laughed at me..and I responded..."NO I am serious"...nine months later and no cloth diaper in site and welcome Pampers, baby

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