I Just Remembered a Funny Story For You

shade of tall lamp

Sometimes it’s a lot of fun to just look back and think about some of the adventures children take us on. In this case, it’s my father-in-law’s adventure, but it’s a good one.

He was babysitting the older boys at the time. Well, they weren’t older, as we didn’t have the younger ones yet. They were just about 18 months old. Dad was probably 74 or 75 then. He was still quite able to get down on the floor and play with the boys, and handled them very well. Mom had gone somewhere and he was alone with them when The Mercenary had a dirty diaper. Dad laid him down on the floor for the change and had the diaper just off when TechnoBoy pulled on a floor lamp and conked himself right in the head.

In the ensuing freak-out (because what toddler doesn’t scream in the event of a lamp on his head?) Dad jumped up to address the situation.

You know what’s coming, right?

Yep. A now diaper-less but still dirty twin got up and started wandering. And yes, he left a streak mark or two in the process! Poor dad. Screaming kid and poop everywhere.

He managed to get it cleaned up though, and still tells the story to this day, laughing the whole way.

It’s a good memory.

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The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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  • Tarryn from NigglyNoo October 9, 2012, 4:43 am

    He must have loved that – LOL. I can think of nothing worse for me, let alone the grandparents!
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    • Amy LeForge October 9, 2012, 10:33 am

      Tarryn, there was another poopy Grandpa incident not far from that one. The boys and I had gone to live with the in-laws while we were trying to relocate and Dad helped me take the boys to the doc for an appointment. TechnoBoy had a HUGE blowout! It was everywhere, and all his clothes were unwearable. Of course, I ran out of wipes and the nurses were all “ewwwww, keep that hazardous waste away from us” so I was desperately trying to clean with paper towels. Yuck. Then I didn’t have any clean clothes to put on him, so Dad went over to KMart to get something. He returned with a cute Sesame Street short set and a pair of tights! It was October. I declined the tights and took a chilly boy home as quickly as possible. LOL.

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