Monday, May 24, 2010

A Messy Crib

Did you think we disappeared? Not quite. Just have been really busy. Small test tomorrow, then class all week, then I'm into some music stuff over the next couple weeks. So I may be sparse on here for the near future, then will be back to it. In the meantime, a story to incite a giggle or two.
We went to get Sawyer up from his morning nap today and we found him naked in his crib, diaper off, and poop everywhere. We didn't lay him down naked, nor pooping, so the scene before us came as a complete surprise. Is it common practice for toddlers to learn how to remove their own diapers and then do so? Or do we just have a gifted son? And the poop... we don't know if that came before or after the naptime diaper removal, but we do know that he managed to get it on his bedsheets, his feet, legs, arms, even in his hair. How does one accomplish this?!

This is the same boy who last week at a restaurant went quiet and then caught our attention minutes later with his milk fountain that was soaking my pants. Turns out that if you take a bottle, turn it upside down, and then squeeze it against a stroller bar just right, a stream of milk can forcefully fly over 3 feet through the air. He went home without pants that night, I went home with a large wet spot mid-thigh.

To his credit today, he's like his daddy and was totally freaked out by the brown substance that had creeped onto his body. He stood in the middle of his crib when we arrived and did not move right, left, front, or back, for fear that he may further soil his self or bed. Whether that was out of general dislike for the fecal matter or fear he'd been caught doing something bad, we're not sure.


Michael & Autumn said...

Ummm, yeah, we had one like that. She had a bad habit of stripping pijamas, diapers, everything! We even tried packing tape wound around the diaper to cover the pull tabs. Then we spied on our little angel as she oh, so patiently found the end of the packing tape (on the BACK of the diaper) and proceeded to calmly disentangle herself from the tape and the diaper. We gave up. Thankfully that stage didn't last very long.

Michael & Joe Joe said...

Oh wow. We can't imagine him being that meticulous, but maybe the day is closer than we thought! Well done on the ingenuity. We have to remember when bad things happen that they are simply 'stages' and too shall pass.

The Westerfield Family said...

So funny. I'm sure it wasn't funny to you at the moment, but these are the stories that will make you laugh for years to come. Thanks for sharing and giving me a nice chuckle today!