bean needs a daiper

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

we interrupt our regularly scheduled blog post to bring you this tale from the front line of parenthood.

ph has taken over the evening bean duties. he bathes him, feeds him, puts him to bed, and gets up with him in the middle of the night. i love ph for this act of kindness. he has learned that i do not function well on no sleep and am liable to leave the bean in wegmans if i am sleep deprived. we have a good routine going and bean seems to be happy with our division of labor.

last night was like any other evening on newberry lane, with the the one exception that we were a bit tired due to our adult night out sunday evening. so needless to say, we were looking forward to going to bed and hoping that the bean would sleep extra long. well.... this was not to be.

to start things off, the alarm clock went off at 12:01. ph thought it was the monitor and tried to turn it off. when this did not stop the blaring beeping noise that woke us from a deep slumber, he asked me to fix it. so i got out of bed and turned off the alarm clock. what i did not know was that ph was successful in turning off the monitor. we both fell back asleep and the next thing i knew, ph was flying out of bed and the door. i could hear bean screaming. i gave him a moment and then went in to see what the ruckus was about. ph had this bewildered look on his face. bean was soaking wet, not a little wet from drool, he was soaked. i looked at the bed and the sheet was wet. i asked what was going on, ph looked at me with this sheepish look and said he forgot to put a diaper on when he was getting him ready for bed. well, i lost it. i was laughing so hard i also peed myself.  he looks at me and says, you are going to blog about this arent you? you better believe it love.

so there we were at 2 am changing sheets and clothes. so much for a peaceful night.

tuesday tidbits can be read tomorrow.


  1. That's hilarious! What a good story and no real damage was done.


  2. Priceless! You have such a good hubby! I've been pretty close a few times myself ...

  3. already allowing the kid to sleep in the buff . . . that's nice!

  4. I am definately okay with missing tuesday tidbits in exchange for that story. Awe. SOME!

    We did that to Elena once. The turning the monitor off part, that is. Well, the battery died in the middle of the night. We woke up an hour later than normal thinking that our lovely child had decided to be kind and sleep in. Then I realized the monitor was off so I darted out of bed so fast DRL didn't know what hit him. I opened up her door (she is STILL too short to open doors by herself) and she is laying in bed, her face red and tear stained, whimpering. I felt like the worst mother on the planet.

    I knew that she had been laying there saying, "Wake up Mommy! It's a bright sunny day!" just like she did every morning. I knew she did this for a while before she finally started crying because no one came to get her. Then I knew that the crying turned to abandoned sadness because still no one came. I think she got whatever she asked for that day I felt so rotten.

    Ahhh...the joys of motherhood.