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The Best Birth Control

At this point in our life, we should really only socialize with other parents. It never goes well when we invite over normal (well-rested, cleanly clothed, sane sorts) people. Tonight, for example, we may be directly responsible for two young mens' decisions to never, ever in a million years have children of their own.

Brendan's brother Michael and his roommate Jim came over for dinner and games tonight. We lured them with the promise of steak. Little did any of us know what was in store.

Samuel was fussier/gassier than he's ever been. The entire evening he alternated between resting peacefully for about ten minutes and screaming inconsolably for about twenty minutes at a time with a whole lot of farting thrown in for good measure. Puts a bit of a damper on the dinner time conversation (except for fart jokes), but we all survived. The steak (with homemade steak sauce ala Brendan) was yummy. They started playing games- I got the girls to bed. About half an hour after I tucked them in and closed the bedroom door, I hear Anna screaming those six magic words, "Mom, Ellery pooped on the floor!" That's right, Ellery took off her diaper and pooped all over herself and the bedroom floor. I will spare you the details of the mess and the cleanup. I can only imagine what those two single guys were thinking but I guarantee it was along the lines of "Never!"

And in a year or so, when I start getting a little baby hungry myself- I am coming back and rereading this entry.


Jennifer said…
Love it! If my sister and brother-in-law never have kids, I'm taking full responsibility.
Amy Gibson said…
Trina, I laughed through this whole blog post. Thanks for sharing the details of your horrific night with all of us. I don't know if you think it's funny yet. But laughed and giggled out loud the whole time. That is hilarious. I am sure at the time it was not funny at all. Oh the joys of mother hood. Thanks for sharing. Congrats on the little man. i didn't know you had another baby. Congrats.
kristib said…
I find that experiences like yours that happen to other people's kids are hilarious. Not so much when it's my kids acting up.
Melynna said…
So funny! By that I mean it would have been miserable. I feel for you, especially about the poop part. Ugh.

I've decided that people without kids really, really, have no idea what goes on in the homes of people who do. They don't get how crazy our lives are.
balloongal said…
Sigh. I can totally relate. Ha ha Ha ha.

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