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Things New Parents Should Know #21 - The Game [Nov. 28th, 2008|01:40 pm]
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If you are sharing the care duties of your child with someone else, you will start to play The Game. You can't help it, even if you don't want to, you will keep hoping for the other person to lose. Not beacsue you hate them, but the alternative is you losing.

The game is called Russian Poo-lette, and the rules are simple. Every time you get a non-pooey nappy, you're relieved. That relief then turns to the hope that the other person will be the one to get the pooey nappy. Naturally, they are thinking the same way.

The game has really come into its own in recent weeks since Lex has become a one poo a day baby. It's virtually always a huge, nappy-breaching monster of a dump, and every wet nappy I get brings the chances closer that Sharon will be the one to get Poozilla. But you can't rely on that.

Sometimes they miss a day... and then all you can do is wait with dread in your heart.

[User Picture]From: kaths
2008-11-28 04:32 am (UTC)
Have you had the 'every nappy is a pooey nappy' yet? At least they're usually not as much in quantity, but you have to get to them quickly to avoid nappy rash.

And if he goes for a couple of days without one, and then does a normal sized one - be warned that it's the *next* one that'll probably be the one that goes all the his back etc etc.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-11-28 04:38 am (UTC)
We had every nappy as a pooey one right from the start, so the one or two a day is rather nice.

Sometimes the noises he makes, it sounds like he's trying to turn himself inside out!
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[User Picture]From: kaths
2008-11-29 02:00 am (UTC)
Clara never used to be a noisy pooer, but she went through a stage last week where she'd make the loudest grunts! Then she thought it was such a cool sound that she'd do it all the time :)
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[User Picture]From: nevryn
2008-11-28 04:37 am (UTC)

Things Friends and Family of New Parents Should Know #1 - Conversation

The conversation will eventually come around to be being about poo.

(actually, you might have already covered that elsewhere. ^_^)
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[User Picture]From: cheshirenoir
2008-11-28 10:35 am (UTC)
Ah the dreaded "Code Brown".

Okay this poo is bigger than just one of us. Uh honey, can you come and hold this squirmy things LEGS while I try and wipe down everything else? Quicklyyyy!
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[User Picture]From: kaths
2008-11-29 02:00 am (UTC)
I'm just getting to the squirmy stage- why is it on the change table where they feel the strongest desire to practise their rolling?!
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-11-29 03:42 am (UTC)
It's a form of natural selection. We've replaced predatory animals and disease with pretending to be Superman, and unlocked cupboards of drain cleaner.

Fifty percent of children born used to die before the age of five. Fifty percent! No wonder people weren't in the habit of naming them until they hit four or five!
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[User Picture]From: fuschia17
2008-12-01 03:42 am (UTC)
You're lucky. Sebastian is just a week old and he is squirmy - sometimes.
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