Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bath Time!

Yeah, I'm lagging a little with the posts, but not TOO long ago, Sydney had his first bath at home. Since we are old pros at this, we eschewed the temperature taking ducky's a$$. (For those that don't know, with Casey, we used this ducky whose butt would change colors depending on water temp)... It's not like we are cutting corners with Sydney, we just did things old school style... Stuck a finger in the water to check the temp... So, we fill up the little tub with water, not much, probably a few ounces at the most. We strip Sydney down, of course he is wailing... put him in the water and pfffft. A brownish- yellow cloud starts expanding in the water. Yup, he contaminated the water with a giant poop. Part of the problem is that there isn't a huge volume of water to dissipate the poop. Only a few ounces of water to mitigate the torrent of wet poop. I don't even know what units one would use to measure the poop. Admittedly, I don't know much about this stuff, but I assumed that this wasn't sanitary. At very least, it was counterproductive. We are giving him a bath to clean him, and we are going to end up soaking him in poop, and smearing it all over him? We did the best we could, making sure not to get the contaminated water in his eyes, or mouth, and quickly transferred him to the sink. Luckily, he is still small enough to fit inside the bathroom sink...

Action photo. You can see by the expression on his face that he is wailing.. I spared you the mess, and portray the clean bath water...

Monday, March 14, 2011

Family Naptime

Quality sleep has been pretty hard to come by in the last month or so. As I type this, Sydney is crying away. I will hurry up and finish this blog entry and hold him... MAYBE he'll stop crying.

Anyhow, back to the sleeping. We tried to have family naptime.

Casey, "Hey look, that's my baby brother"

Big bro giving baby brother a kiss

Sleeping on daddy

Sunday, March 13, 2011

What would you do?

Here's the scene. I took Casey to the park. We walked, and I didn't bring anything with me, 'cept him. I don't pack two suitcases full of stuff everytime I leave the house with him. So, he's playing at the park, having a great time. I look at his nose, and there is snot coming out of one nostril. Not clear, runny-nose snot, but rather green snot. And not a hard, solid green booger, where you can pinch between two fingers and pull out and flick.. No, this was green, stringy, liquidly and would expand and contract depending on his breathing. Everytime he would inhale, he would suck it up a little, and everytime he would breathe out, it would droop and hang. Now, remember, I didn't bring wipees, or tissues with me. I got nothing but my hands and my clothes, (and his clothes). So, what would you do? Cut playtime short, and take him home? Ignore it and let him keep playing? Or wipe it with your hand, and then try to clean your hand in the grass? Use your clothes? HIS clothes?

OK, now what if I told you the green, stringy, liquidly snot was drooping further and further down his lip until it touched his mouth? This is where I drew the line. It didnt seem to bother him while it was dangling, but I couldn't have it get to his mouth. That would just be irresponsible. So, I dove in there with my hand and wiped it off... only, it kept coming out. Sort of like that magic trick where you pull the hankerchef, only to have it connected to another, and another, and another... I about soaked one hand, so I switched to the other hand.. and his booger/snot had some elasticity. It was stretchin' and drippin' and kept coming. Finally, with both my hands virtually saturated, I got it contained back up within his nostrils... Playtime at the park continues!!!

So, tell me, what would you have done?