Archive for July 11, 2010
Did you know that drowning doesn’t look like drowning?
You know the typical frantic splashing, thrashing, and screaming for help that you see in the movies? That’s not what drowning actually looks like. In actuality, someone can drown right in front of you, while you are looking at them, and you could have no idea. I came across this article (linked above), and I hope that every one of you who are reading this blog right now take the time to read it.
It could save someone’s life.
Well. Guess what Paul and I did this morning?
No, we didn’t immerse ourselves in glittering rays of sunshine. Or win any money in the lottery. No, it was nothing fancy or even fun. That’s right. It wasn’t even REMOTELY FUN. Well, what on earth could we possibly have done this morning?
I’ll tell you.
WE CLEANED UP POOP.
Lots and LOTS of Nathan poop.
We had put Nathan in his play-yard for a bit, and before we knew it, he had pooped in his diaper. But it wasn’t just a regular ole poopy diaper, no sir-ee. It was a FULL poopy diaper. And Nathan decided he didn’t like it one single bit. So guess what he did?
HE PULLED HIS DIAPER PARTLY DOWN.
And I’m sure you can guess what happened to all the Poop That Was Once Contained. It was unleashed all over the play-yard. All over Nathan. All over his clothes. All over almost every single one of his toys. And this isn’t the first time we’ve had a Play-yard Poop Catastrophe.
So we spend a large chunk of our morning giving Nathan a bath, cleaning all his toys in the play yard (I’m not kidding when I say that only two or three of his toys, out of about 15 that were in there, were void of poop. The remaining toys all had a little dollop of poop smeared here or there), cleaning the play-yard’s mesh sides, and cleaning the play-yard’s floor.
Not a fun day, so far. Not fun at all.