Parental Rights of Passage

There are certain disgusting, revolting, nasty events that transpire during your child’s early years that qualify you further as a parent– most of which involve bodily fluids. Having a “blowout” and/or pee leak all over you– especially in your church clothes. (Check) Cleaning poop out of the bathtub when it occurs during a bath. (Check) Pulling an undigested piece of asparagus from the lower orifice while changing a diaper. (Check– that experience belongs to Colin!)

Today I met up with one of the foulest: a full day’s worth of food puked all over the back seat of the car. All I gotta say is OxiClean is a life saver.

He tried to make it home from the library. We shouldn’t have gone there in the first place. I knew it was a bad idea when we pulled up in the parking lot and he asked me to carry him in. He looked pretty miserable. I suggested that we go home but he insisted on seeing the African Drum Presentation that the library was showcasing for free. We were meeting some friends, as well, and he just had to go!

It was a pretty cool set-up, I must admit. Kids took turns coming up to the front and banging away on the tall drums. As soon as he got his turn to go up he just sat there. All color had left his face. I went up to him and asked if he was OK and he said, “Mama, I have no energy.” We hightailed it out of there!

Not soon enough. *Sigh*

Poor Ren! I’m glad the stomach flu only lasts for 24 hours.

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