I hope my child looks back on today, and remembers a Mum who had time to play
There will be years for cleaning and cooking, but children grow up when we are not looking
Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow, cause babies grow fast, much to our sorrow
So settle down cobwebs, dust go to sleep, I'm cuddling my baby, and babies don't keep
(Song for a Fifth Child)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Booty Battles

Parenting Fail:    June Bug standing up butt-naked on the changing table

I'd post a picture, but it would have been a bigger fail to run off and find the camera. I am amazed by the speed with which he flings himself from back to feet; he's breaking records somewhere. I however am not.

I'm convinced diaper changing will be featured as the newest sport in the 2012 Olympics. And unless I step up my game, my apparent inability to:  
A. pin down a squirming June Bug and  
B. complete a diaper change with one-hand,
means I will not be winning any medals. I'm fairly certain my child crawling away naked and laughing  probably won't even win me style points.

After an embarrassing number of attempts to diaper his bare booty, I opted for plan B and let him romp around and air out his backside.  Team Parent was losing its moral and needed to regroup. Until then all changes have been relocated to ground level for the safety of all parties involved. 

Team Bug: 1        Team Parent: 0


  1. OMG!! Yes, the diaper battles. All kids do this but Brianna waited a lot longer to torture me and I used the changing table with her (after her bath) until she was 2. Katelyn was a whole other story. Starting at about 5-6 months it was a BATTLE to change her diaper and before she was one I would use our bed to put her in her pajamas after her bath. I would be SWEATING after getting her dressed. Lately she has been more compliant and not as difficult. Maybe she has FINALLY realized that no matter what she does that damn diaper and those PJ's are going to be on her body!!!

  2. I have a squirmer too. It's impossible to get the diaper on her. She usually grabs the butt paste from the wipe basket and start chewing on it. :)