Tuesday, April 16, 2013

It happens

It would appear that Mary Clare is not the only Lindh child with a predilection for taking it all off—with feeling. Recently we've entered Charlie's room in the morning only to find him in various states of undress. We can usually avert disaster by tracking his progress on the video monitor, but a few times the little bugger did some record-breaking disrobing and celebrated his achievement by tinkling in his crib. That's what we get for pushing it.

Charlie's recent bout with double ear infections sidelined the stripteasing for a bit, but clearly the second round of antibiotics are working because ladies and gentlemen, the bare bottomed baby is back! The kids slept over at Chip's parents' house on Sunday evening, and imagine the surprise of George II surprise when he found a naked, but proud and perturbed, George IV squawking at him from the pack and play.

This morning I heard Charlie making some noises in his room, so I sent Mary Clare in to "wake him up." She loves being the first person to go into his room each morning. I was mid flat iron swipe when Mary Clare marched in and said, "Mooooooom. Charlie went poop." And she had the diaper to prove it.

"CHIP!" I screamed, as I rushed into the room, "Charlie is naked and he went poop!"

I feared the worst, having heard tales of babies using their business as their art medium, but thankfully there was just the tiniest smidge on the crib sheet. I grabbed some wipes and cleaned Charlie, and the second I yanked him out of the crib, Chip swooped in, removed the sheet, pre-treated it and threw it in the wash, and just like that, we were good as new. Well, Charlie was good and pissed and Mary Clare was bewildered, but really, it could have been so much worse. So, so much worse.

Don't believe me? Google "kid painting with poop." You'll see. You won't thank me, but you will see.

7 comments:

  1. We went through this with our second. It was such a pain! I do remember poop being on a lot of things too. Yuck. We never had to deal with that for our first...or if we did it was such a quick phase that it wasn't a big deal. I REALLY hope we don't have to go through it again one day with #3! Feeling your pain!

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    1. I think you paid your dues. Number 3 will hopefully breeze right through that phase.

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  2. Good save by MC!
    Ick, to the thought of "poop painting"..

    jt

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    1. I know. I felt bad even mentioning it, but wanted to make sure that if people think, "Ew, Debbie's kids are gross," I can point out, "No, THESE kids are gross." Mine just like to get naked.

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  3. You should probably stop putting him in those break-away pajamas.

    Ah, ye old poop paint. The stuff of parental lore. Only just in front of the tub deuce, which we have experienced FOUR times. My favorite part of this is that MC had the diaper.

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    1. Really enjoying the concept of breakaway pajamas. He and Mary Clare do tend to present their clothes to us in basketball player breakaway-pant style, though, now that I think about it.

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  4. We did not have any painting with poop, but Benjamin did like to pull the whole naked crib trick. Rather than duct tape or any other crazy idea, I would recommend Hanna Andersson sleepers. They are footless, so you can put them on backwards....there is a snap at the top, so they are nearly impossible for the little stinkers to get out of. Once Ben figured out that he could not get out, he lost interest and that was the end of the naked trick. Good luck!

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