Friday, June 29, 2012

Queen of Overkill

Here's my parenting lesson for today:  Prunes Work.

Henry, who just started on solid food a few weeks ago, was a little constipated yesterday.  To see his little face contorted in pain made me desperately sad.  So I fed him a combination of prunes and butternut squash for lunch.  Then I told Rayne to give him prunes for dinner.  Then I mixed his oatmeal with prunes this morning.

Needless to say, today he has had at least six PoopSplosions (TM), which are Henry's particular brand of, as my friend referred to it, "diaper assassination."  Today's Splosions were just Category I, meaning only one piece of clothing (mine or his) was slightly soiled.  In the worst, Category IV PoopSplosions (TM), entire outfits of both parent and child can be decimated.  I've experienced one Category IV PoopSplosion (TM), on the ride home from vacation in New Hampshire.  I pity the poor soul who used the bathroom after us in that sweet little bakery in Brattleboro, VT.

Anyway, tomorrow we are getting on a plane (two actually) headed west.  I briefly considered feeding him some bananas to stem the flow.  But nah, I'm sure the person sitting in the aisle seat won't mind getting up a dozen times so I can change a few poopy diapers.