[Note from Jodi: Totally honored to have found a place on Mommy Poppins' list "Favorite Mom Blogs That Inspired Me 2010" Look at the list here!]
Twin infants receive an assault of vaccinations, resulting in mighty sore legs from the shots, and low-grade fevers, and general fussiness which actually counts as epic fussiness because of course, it is times two. (Two babies crying mildly > one baby crying mildly = parental stress escalation factor equal to the sum of one baby crying hysterically. That’s Pistol Math!)
After what could have been hours but who can be sure because it’s “Baby Crying Time” which sort of is its very own time continuum, both babies finally fall asleep. They look very cute. They look very tranquil. They are swaddled and safe in their crib. The look like they just graduated from The Cute Baby Academy with honors in “How to Sleep and Look Adorable” (which by the way is totally impossible for adults to do. Why? Why are we so ugly when we grow up?) Parental stress factor returns to normal.
And then. Of course. The sound that only means one thing. Two poopy diapers.
What do you do? Now, be honest. We all know what we’d tell our friends we’d do – of course, change them right away, with dim lights, no stimulation and soft voices and total disregard for the fact that there will be screaming again. But tell me the truth mister. What would you really do? Because if you’ve ever asked yourself WWJD (What Would Jodi Do?) I’m here to say sometimes, I cannot do the right thing. Sometimes, I am a person who would let her two children sleep for five hours in poop.
So tell me. Are you with me or against me? Don’t feel bad if you’re against me because actually I’m sort of against myself. But would you wake the babies? Have you? Tell me in the comments.