I have found that sometimes the easiest way to stay calm when things go incredibly wrong is to just laugh. Last night when my husband and I are were getting our sweet little man ready for bed, he proceeded to pee all over the place. This is common practice for him, and we have come to expect it. If you have, or are going to have a little boy, be prepared to be peed on all of the time. The little guy will pee on you, the wall, the floor, his face, a brand new diaper that you just put on, his new outfit, and everything else that he can manage to spray.
One of my wonderful friends made us some great little inventions called “peepee teepees.” These little gadgets are lifesavers. Unfortunately, we did not use it last night. Of course, when we do not use them we get peed on, and when we use them, the little guy never pees!
Here’s a link on how to make peepee teepees: http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2009/08/wee-wee-wigwam.html
And here’s a little poem to brighten your day:
Changing a baby girl is not all glitz and glory; Changing a baby boy is another horror story! You hold his feet with one hand and the diaper with the other; The whole time praying, “Please, don’t pee on your Mother!”
Since peeing everywhere just wasn’t enough for our little man, he decided he would start pooping too. At first Tom was able to catch it in a diaper, but then we made the mistake of thinking he was done. Tom was going to put a new diaper on him when all of the sudden poop just exploded out of him. It was coming out at record speeds and shooting everywhere. I fell to my knees and burst out laughing. I laughed so hard that I cried. These are the times when you need to just laugh it off. It isn’t the little guy’s fault. He made a crazy big mess everywhere, but it still cracked me up.
When things go wrong, just laugh. I swear that laughter has crazy healing powers.