April 09, 2010

So I just changed Harrison's diaper. It was stinky and poopy and more than a little gross, so I changed him and then took the diaper straight out to the garbage can and then wandered off to find my calculator and started thinking about my vegetable garden again. I was sitting at my desk trying my darndest to figure out what equation I would use to figure out how many square feet of soil I need and I could hear Harrison in the other room yelling "Mom! Mom! Mom!" And I didn't pay much attention cuz he yells all the time and he can come and get me if he needs me. So I was still working on my math problem, looking online to see if someone out there knew the answer to my question and all the while he was yelling away "Mom! Mom! Mom!" but I paid him no mind. I was focused on the problem at hand. And it didn't sound urgent. It is the same way he yells at me when he wants chocolate milk. But after about 5 minutes, since he never stopped yelling, I finally thought maybe he had got himself stuck somehow and might actually need something, so I went back into the living room to find him lying on the floor with his pants around his ankles, bum as bare as can be. I said something like "What the?" I then asked where his diaper was and if he took it off. He didn't answer. I said "Did I forget to put your diaper on" and he said "Yes!" and I vaguely remember setting an unused diaper on the table and wondering absentmindedly why I had taken two diapers with me to change him. Turns out I just forgot to put it on.


And the crazy kid just stayed there, waiting for me to come and finish the job. I laughed and kissed him and diapered him up so he could finally run off and play. I still can't believe he stayed there. What kind of a kid does that?

Man, I am so smart some times. I can't stop laughing about it.

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13 comments

  1. Phew, you are lucky you took care of the clean up before you left him on the floor. My kids would have ended up smearing poo all over the house, just to get back at me. Fab!

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  2. That cracked me up right out loud. Poor kid. I love that he just kept yelling your name. Awesome kid.

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  3. Oh my goodness, I died laughing just picturing poor Harrison lying there...wondering where you went.

    After a few minutes, I picture it again and bust up again. Relax. Repeat. Seriously. I've started laughing 5 times just in the time it's taken me to write this comment and now my husband is wondering what is so gosh darn funny.

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  4. That is hilarious. I can't believe he didn't just go and get you.

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  5. I can't believe he didn't' feel the freedom of not having a diaper, and just pee all over the place. Yo'sea has taken her diaper off TWICE, and walked away peed then come to tell me. BOO! Harrison is just so cute. He knows what is "RIGHT" Good job mama!

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  6. Harrison is the cutest kid ever. I can't decide if that means toilet training might be a bit cleaner for you than the rest of us...or if it means he is gonna stick with his diaper as long as he possibly can.

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  7. Hearing that story almost gives me enough courage to confess about the time we accidentally left one of our kids asleep in the van (in the garage) after getting back from a long trip late at night. He got out of his car seat and lied down on the van floor and fell asleep and never came in with his brothers. I felt like the worst parent ever when I found in sleeping there in the morning.

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  8. What a cute kid! At least it was just a diaper you absentmindedly forgot. Once, when my twins were still super-time consuming babies, I accidentally dosed the WRONG TWIN with a pretty serious heart medication. I was sleep deprived and it was all a blur and I gave it to the wrong baby. I realized my error when she was trying to spit it out. I freaked. I ended up having to call the Cardiologist on call at Primary Children's Hospital to make sure we wouldn't need an ambulance. Luckily, it all worked out but it scared me to death. Whew! Now aren't you feeling a lot better about a forgotten diaper?

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  9. I can't believe you confessed to this! It sure is nice that kids can forget and not hold grudges.

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  10. I hate it when someone forgets to put my diaper back on! At least you didn't absent mindedly put him in the refrigerator or something! Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a new follower!

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  11. If it had been my kids, he would have been rubbing his bare bum over every imaginable surface. hehehehehe

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