Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Who's Afraid of the Poop Monster?


He came through in a pinch and watched Marshall for me yesterday all by himself. This is quite the feat for a man who could probably count on one hand the number of times he has changed a diaper. He had to add to that number yesterday.

While visiting my grandpa in the hospital, Marshall did the worst thing he could possibly do with my dad in charge. He pooped his pants. After asking several nurses if they would change him and getting the response "Are you serious?" my dad finally decided to cowboy up and change the diaper himself. I have proof.
Yes, that is my dad in the picture and, yes, he is wearing surgical gloves. But he did it and I'm so proud of him. And here is the after picture that shows he survived the horrendous experience and lived to tell about it.But the panic didn't end there.

Later that day, I received a phone call from him at work. Our conversation went as follows:

Dad: "Christa, I put Marshall down for a nap. Why won't he go to sleep?"

Me: "Well, what's he doing?"

Dad: "He's standing up in the crib crying."

Me: "How long ago did you lay him down?"

Dad: "About 30 seconds ago."

Me: "Calm down, Dad. Give him a few minutes and he'll fall asleep."

All things considered, my dad was a great babysitter. Although Marshall may have been hanging upside down from the handle in my dad's truck with his pants off when I arrived to pick him up, at least he had a clean diaper on.


Stacey said...

I am dying here laughing!!!I can see your dad asking the nurses to change Marshall's Diaper.... I think that is the funniest thing I have heard in a while.

Stefanie said...

I am totally invisioning your dad doing this. Thanks for the great laugh! Tell Dick good job from me!

sweet nectar sara said...

what a crack up!

The Honeycutt Family said...

This was why I was a little (okay maybe a lot) Leary of leaving Kannon with my dad as a baby. lol He probably would have done just fine though! I love that he asked the nurses to change him! I'm also glad they didn't! lol

Dori Anderson said...

That's too funny!

The Escobar Family said...


Just blog stalking and I found this funny (and a bit old) post. Thinking back, I LOVE YOUR DAD! And this just made for a good Friday!

Have a great weekend!