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Handy Little Helpers

While there’s still an element of novelty about it, I’ve been getting the 2 bigger kids involved in helping to take care of the baby. It keeps them occupied while I’m occupied and the little help they can provide does come in quite useful.

So when I’m giving Finn a bath, I’ll get them to stand around to watch, maybe help fill the tub with water or squeeze a dollop of baby wash onto his body. Or when I’m burping him, I’ll let them help pat his back until they get bored or tired, which is usually like about 5 pats in.

They’ve been enthusiastic about everything except poop-cleaning.

“It’s so gross, later the poo poo come onto my hand,” they’ll say while pretending to gag.

Yesterday, I managed to convince them to just observe while I gave a running commentary on how to clean a poopy diaper. They crowded in real close as I laid out the wet tissues, cotton balls and diaper cream in preparation for THE MOST FASCINATING DIAPER CHANGE EVER.

“Ok, first, we take a wet tissue and fold it into half…”

“Ewww, why is the poop yellow? How come it’s so soft? Baby Finn got diarrhea? It’s so smelly!”

Well, at least they seemed fascinated by the process so mission accomplished.

Finn must have sensed there was an audience because while they were peering at his bottom, he decided to unleash a fresh jet of poop right in their general direction. I managed to block most of it with his soiled diaper as Tru jumped back 3 steps and held his nose in horror. I turned to make sure Kirsten was poop-free and she was gagging involuntarily, making the most priceless series of vomit faces I have ever seen. I think a little vomit must have come back into her mouth in the process.

“Are you ok, princess? The poop didn’t get onto you right?”

She managed to regain some composure, then stomped out of the room muttering “I cannot do this, I’m outta here…”

Maybe I’ll give it some time before their next poop-cleaning lesson.

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  • Reply Katriina September 12, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Oh no, that’s priceless! I can just imagine Kirsten’s face! Babies really do manage to orchestrate the most unforgettable moments :)

    • Reply Daphne September 19, 2012 at 12:06 pm

      Oh yes they do! Makes life a little more exciting though :)

  • Reply Marie September 12, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    wahahahaha, I laughed and juice came outta my nose. I wish I could see their expressions :P

  • Reply alexis September 12, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    HAHAHAHAHA priceless!!!!

  • Reply Adorra September 13, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Kristen is a real cutie! I would be too if I were her! And wah, the fact that you managed to block the fresh poop reminds me of a scene from the chinese kungfu movies! :p

    Hope all is well Daph!
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    • Reply Daphne September 19, 2012 at 12:08 pm

      I have ninja reflexes heh.

  • Reply Elaine September 13, 2012 at 11:27 am

    That’s so funny. Looks like poop cleaning duties still rests squarely on the parents’ shoulders.
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    • Reply Daphne September 19, 2012 at 12:10 pm

      Ya man! I’ll celebrate on the day they can clean their own poop

  • Reply Eunice September 13, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Love the way K speaks!

  • Reply andrea September 14, 2012 at 12:41 am

    I burst out laughing!! To give the kids credit, it is like lookin at a stationary cockroach a safe distance away vs having it flyin in ur direction!! Fear factor up like 3900 notches lah!

    • Reply Daphne September 19, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      Hahaha I think a cockroach is far worse, (whether flying or stationary) but good point!

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