Monday, June 9, 2008

Mama - 1, Baby - 0

Ok, so actually it is like Mama - 1, Baby - 538, but let's look on the positive side. For the time being, I have found a way to calm the raging storm that rears its ugly head whenever I change M's diaper.

The trick up my sleeve?

His digital clock!

I showed him how the numbers change and, lo and behold, now he will wait patiently to watch the big action...as I quickly change his diaper. If he starts to get a little impatient, I simply ask him questions like "which number is 7?" and he stays on task.

Isn't that terrific? It totally makes my day.

There is joy in the simple things.

7 comments:

Lynn said...

Good for you Mama!!

kari said...

isn't it amazing what will work? i'm having a visual of M getting his diaper changed with clock in hand. too funny!

Shannon said...

wonder if it is worth me going out and buying a big digital clock for griffin's diaper changes!? i'll keep it there as an option in case i get especially desperate. thanks for sharing!

Tracy said...

You are too funny! Actually, I think he is timing you to see if you are getting any faster at the changing of the diaper. Don't you know with men, it is all competition. He is seeing how good you are getting and pretty soon will enroll you in a diaper changing contest. :)

Yvonne Crawford said...

Woohoo!!!

YAY Tish!

Just Us said...

Horray for finding something that worked. Yu-Lin is the same...hates diaper changes unless he has something interesting in his hand to study and even then you have to be quick quick quick. Good job mamma. Kristie

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

Score for you!