Tuesday, December 11, 2007

And Then They Reach That Special Age When...

Okay Mothers, you could end that sentence with so many things, it boggles the mind. In fact I think it would be funny to have everyone submit three and we could just laugh and laugh. But all seriousness aside, I am here for a specific purpose.
My youngest has reached that precious age where she has learned to take her own diaper off. Ever child gets there and some are more fascinated than others. June was really bad about it, and Robyn passed that stage in a breeze. And now Ivory has arrived. We came home from a Christmas party the other night and found her sleeping like this...
That is interesting I thought. When I told the babysitter to change her diaper I am pretty sure she would put a new one on. There are some babysitters I might question (unfortunately), but the one we had that night was reliable. And so that left really only one person. I guess June or Robyn might have sneaked in and taken it off her, but they are really too young for those kinds of pranks. Tyler might have done it, but he was with me, so... it was my darling Ivory.
My next hope was that it was a fluke. But subsequent naptimes, and random occurences in the afternoons have led me to believe otherwise.
The real fun is finding out whether she is wet or dry. In the picture above, she was still dry, but at nap time today, no such luck. And this afternoon, when I found her in her room holding her diaper, I would say she was 85% dry (if you can give dryness a percentage?). It really just means that she's growing up. Not really my baby anymore. Little stinker. Let's just hope she skips the running down the street naked phase. It's too cold for it now and by next summer she should know better, right? (fingers crossed)

5 comments:

Ragaing Stallion said...

I'd recognize that tush anywhere. It bears remarkable similarities to...well, I'll just hold on to that information.

Frog Gel said...

Got to love your kids right? Liam went through that stage, Seth not really. Now why can't our bottoms all as cute?

Deanne said...

I could finish that sentences several different ways. Here are my top three. 1) And then they reach that special age when they only want to eat candy. 2)...when they think their teachers know more than you, and 3)...when they don't believe in Santa anymore (sigh). Maybe Ivory's just in for early potty training? And she does have a cute little tush, indeed!

buhlersdayoff said...

Where are some things so much cuter when they are smaller. I am dreading that stage with B. This last week started taking her pants off and she but she did leave her diaper on so I am counting my many blessings!!

Doug and Becca said...

Oh my gosh, that is awesome. Luckily she didn't make a mess.