Monday, January 21, 2008

Aww! His first pee fountain!

In honor of the impending arrival of mothergoosemouse's little boy blue: A story.

The minute you give birth to an infant of the male persuasion you learn (and you are informed about three dozen times a day, anyway) that their boy parts are to be covered at all times. Something about exposure to the open air makes their little firehoses want to perform.

During one of Opie's very first diaper changes on his very first day home from the hospital, my mother was doing the honors while Jo and I looked on adoringly. Because, you know, it takes two adults and a preschooler to change one teeny weenie newborn. Of course, since it had been over 30 years since Grandma had unwrapped a boy diaper, she forgot the Take Cover rule. Opie sensed an opportunity and let fly with a targeted stream. He managed to hit:

  • the pack-n-play
  • the living room wall
  • the living room floor
  • and his sister's face
  • (her hair too)

So Julie, be sure to stock up on the cloth diapers and use them to cover the danger zone any time the little guy is mid-change. Tacy and CJ, I advise you to keep your distance.

xoxoxoxo from Jo, Opie, Jeff and me!

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23 comments:

motherbumper said...

His sister's face? She will be bringing that up for years to come, I'm sure. Great advice and catch you at the shower.

Happy Monday!

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

The FACE? Not the face. Poor thing.

And my post just went up! Thanks for organizing this shindig!

mothergoosemouse said...

I'm just impressed by the thought of a grandmother who changes diapers. Well, and a little entertained by envisioning Jo's reaction to the fountain.

Thank you, my friend. Have I told you lately that I miss you?

Sunshine said...

Thanks for stopping by...I have an Opie lookalike at my house as well!

anastasia beaverhausen said...

Yes...pee in the eye is never fun and I fully expect for there to be sistery repercussions in the future. Take cover, indeed!

Mama Drama Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Pee in the face is a horrible way to start the day.

But hilarious, nonetheless.

susiej.com said...

So, so, so true!

Dana J. Tuszke said...

That whole pee thing was not something I handled well. I always had to wash my clothes right away and demanded my husband deal with the baby so I could shower. I was such a wuss in the beginning. Now it doesn't even phase me.

selfmademom said...

she should just wait until the little man figures out how to pee all of the floor - on purpose and wipes his hands in it! nothing like splashing in pee pee puddles, eh?

mamacheryl said...

So funny!

Catizhere said...

Oh, poor, poor sister.

Mama Zen said...

Ewwww!

the mama bird diaries said...

OH MY. Hilarious.

I see what I've been missing raising 2 girls.

Catherine said...

Memmoriees, like the corner of my mind.

Thank you so much for giving all us Mothergoosemouse fans an opportunity to pay tribute to Julie... and our little boys, too. :)

Lady M said...

Yuuuuck!

Liz@thisfullhouse.com said...

Yep, my 3 girls really jealous of my son's super poser abilities of being able to pee, standing up.

Comes in handy on long road trips.

This was fun, thanks!

Angela said...

Oh, yes the pee fountain, I remember them well. Great story and good advice. Poor Jo, but she'll have a great story to tell at his wedding.

Magpie said...

Whoa! So those peepee teepees are a good idea?

Thanks for pulling this thing together!

justmylife said...

My son choice of first fountain was the nursery window a few minutes after he was born. Oh how proud I was to hear this everytime a nurse came in the room.

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Leeanthro said...

I got peed on just Sunday! We were leaving an indoor playground and my mom said the baby needed to be changed. Nope, it could have waited. But as I was changing him on a park bench, he started peeing like he'd drank a 40! All over me! Good thing we were on our way out. I had an extra outfit (nearly outgrown) in the diaper bag for him. But me, I had to suffer all the way home!

ewe are here said...

Ah yes, the pee fountain. I know it well.

Girl con Queso said...

Great shower. Great idea. The boy thing is a constant learning curve.