The things daddy’s will do in the name of love.
My husband is the type of man who can stomach anything, and I mean A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G. We always joke around that he’s got the gut of a goat. One time we went out for burritos and we ordered the same exact thing. Later that night, I ended up hugging the toilet bowl wishing to be put out of my misery while he slept soundly. But, come to find out there is one thing that he cannot stomach… baby poop.
For the life of him, he cannot handle baby poop. It has to be the funniest thing I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing. Now, before I begin, let me just say that he is extremely hands on with baby A. In no way does he try to get out of changing her diapers, he just isn’t very good at it.
Starting baby A out on solid foods her diapers got a little worse, just like we heard they would, but I don’t think there is anything in this world that could have prepared Tommy. The first time he changed a solid food poop diaper I thought he was going to die. I was sitting out in the living room and I could hear him gagging, actually gagging changing her diaper. I couldn’t stop laughing! He came out into the kitchen telling me how it atrocious it was while he was sorting through one of our junk drawers. I asked him what he was doing and his reply was, ” I am looking for a chip clip for my nose”. A chip clip! My husband needed a chip clip to change our babies diaper!
What is it with men and poopy diapers? They can handle bones sticking out of skin, but not baby poop?! Moms, I know you agree with me when I say it is not that bad. Right?
The reason why I write this post today is because this morning Baby A had the worst diaper I have ever seen! It’s like she exploded! Literally. I started lifting up her bottom and the trail of poo was never-ending! I lifted her up a little more… still there, a little bit more… still there! By the time I found the end of the explosion, it was up by her shoulder blades! I kid you not. “How did all of this come out of something so tiny,” I asked myself. As I am cleaning the little poo monster up, I look down and tell baby A, “Your dad would have surely lost his breakfast if he had to change this” “This would have ended him” and she just smiled.
Call me mean, but I’ve been known to trick him into changing a few poopy diapers. Just the other day I said, “Babe, can you change her diaper, I have to pee”. Two minutes later I hear him in there nearly calling the dinosaurs and telling baby A “that’s just not right”, “that’s toxic”, “Your mom did this on purpose!” Hey, what can I say, it’s the little things! 🙂
My point is, even though changing Baby A’s soiled diaper causes him to need a respirator, or in his case a chip clip, he still does it. He loves being a daddy, and all the responsibilities that come with it. And, I love to see him with her, gagging and all.
If you have funny baby poop stories, comment below! I’d love to hear them!