Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Confessions

Last night, after I'd picked Forrest up from the Metro station (stupid buses weren't running because it was a "Federal Holiday"), we swung by Staples to pick up some paper on the way home. As we got Shepherd out of his car seat, it became apparent that his diaper had reached maximum capacity, and that his clothes were soaked through. First, I felt like a bad mother, because I should have put a new diaper on him before the jaunt to get his dad. Then, I remembered that, "Hey, I'm a good mom, I have a complete change of clothes in his bag!". So off we treked into Staples. We located the restrooms and I proceeded to try to find a diaper changing table in the restroom (big fat chance in an office supplies store). After not finding one, I realized that I had an oversized changing pad in the bag (which I always leave at home). "Success!" I thought, as I laid it out on the floor and proceeded to remove the soiled clothes and the soiled diaper. I tossed the diaper in the trash, and reached in the bag for a clean one....

and reached..

and reached...

and reached some more.

Shepherd smiled up at me, completely naked, separated from a filthy bathroom floor by mere centimeters of water resistant cloth. I smiled back at him, and then laughed.

I had no diaper to put on my baby, and the one I'd just taken off was in the nasty trash, and plus, it was completely full. What was I to do?

So I smiled, explained to Shepherd that he'd have to go commando until we got home, and made him pinky promise he wouldn't do any "business" until then. He laughed, and giggled as I put his clothes on without a diaper... and off we went.

Has this happened to you guys before or am I just a bad mom who routinely forgets diapers? (This is the first time the forgetting has backfired on me)

8 comments:

christie1971 said...

I just stumbled upon your blog. I am glad things like this happen to other people! It hasn't happened to me (yet) but in the 9 months that I have been a mother, I also have stories!

Wendy said...

This happened to me once! Luckily I was in Target so I just bought another pack of diapers. Didn't really need them but of course we can always use them! I just fell upon your blog a few days ago! I have enjoyed reading it!!

Alicia said...

Luckily, this has not happened to me. Had it ever happened, I think Little Miss would have had a pack of paper towels stuffed between her and I. Just for protection purposes.

So he made it? All the way home with out an "accident"? How impressive!

Erika said...

LOL good for you for not freaking out! When we were leaving my parents' on the way to the airport to come back to D.C. I realized we only had 4 diapers. I thought this was enough, but J said no, so while we checked in Mom went home to get some more. Of course we only used 2. I'm glad the pinky swear works.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I always blamed it on Gabe not telling me he used all the diapers in the bag.

Avorie said...

Hahaha! The only time we did that was on Lilly's first trip to the pediatritian. Being sleep deprived and in pain, I forgot the diaper bag. Of course they stuck that thermometer up her butt and what happened? She pooped. Did we have a diaper? Nope. Wipes? Nope. Did the doctor's office help? Not much. They gave us a diaper but no wipes and we had to take the old diaper home with us. Go figure.

Suzanne said...

that made me laugh a lot!! Sounds like you handled it well! I'm proud of Shepherd for making it home!!!

Guwi said...

That happened to me once, at my sister's house, who's a seasoned mother (read; a 20, 17, and 14 year old). For some odd reason, she had one diaper in the house, probably leftover from one of my kids. A size one.

So I put it on my 2 1/2 year old daughter. It looked like a diaper thong. But it worked!