Friday, July 18, 2008

PaPoo + Babysitting = Priceless Picture

My dad, who is also known as PaPoo, came over this morning to babysit Emmerson while I went and ran errands this afternoon. He always enjoys the time he gets to spend with her...as long as he doesn't have to change any stinky diapers!

As I headed out the door, I casually told him, "Oh, Emmerson's diaper needs to be changed."
"Noooo! You do it before you go," begged PaPoo.

"Nope! I gotta go!" I said as I was already halfway out the door by then.

Once I came home, I asked dad if he changed Emmerson. "Yep, but it was only a pee diaper." I'm sure he was relieved by that.


Jump ahead a few hours to about one o'clock this afternoon....


Emmerson had finished lunch, so the plan was bath and then nap. She's always so, so excited about bath time. I have to watch her or she'll step right into the tub...clothes and all.

Now something you may not know about our daughter...she does not like to be still or held down. So making her be still while taking her clothes and diaper off is not the least bit enjoyable....especially if she knows a bath is waiting for her.


Imagine, if you will, what my reaction was when I unbuttoned her
onesie and saw this:


Yup, you guessed it. Immediate laughter. Oh, and of course I just HAD to grab my camera. Why? If you can't tell, her diaper is on BACKWARDS!!! She was so upset about it that she threw a fit and cried hysterically. No. Not really. She just didn't want to be still for the picture.

Wait! That's not all! Let me give you the view from the other side.

At least she won't be able to take it off herself.


Sorry Dad. I totally couldn't pass that one up. Sure, we've all done silly things like that at least once in our lives. First time parents? Probably. Older sibling? Maybe.

But Dad...REALLY? Didn't you change enough of OUR diapers when we were little to know which is the front and which is the back?

I guess now you know what this means. YOU get to be the diaper changer EVERY time you're with Emmerson.

This is proof that you need the practice.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your dad did NOT change many diapers when you were born 'cause we mostly used cloth diapers with safety pins and he was too afraid he would stick you. Besides, your older sister did him in one time when she had an "explosion" while he was in the middle of a change. BTW, her aim was perfect.

PaPoo said...

Dang defective diaper. We still had a lot of fun, though! :) P.S. I'm going to wear my "skivvies" on backwards as a sign of solidarity. (You don't have to tell everything, you know.)

My Goodness said...

That is so stinkin' funny!!! Someone at church once put Ella's diaper on backwards...that HAS to be hard to do, really!

That is so funny...

And poor PaPoo, he'll NEVER live it down!

Kristin said...

That is the funniest thing I have seen in a while! Maybe she wouldn't be still for him, and rolled over during the change. That may have been the only way he could get it on? IDK, just a thought, lol! At least he tried, neither my dad nor my FIL have EVER changed my kids diapers.

Cindy Kraft said...

That is hilarious! He must have tried really hard to put it on backwards. lol