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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Le petite porn star

Boy babies play with their junk.  Alot. 

But recently my 22-month-old has ramped up "alot" to "freak level."  I wouldn't have cared except that he was pushing his diaper down (and perhaps getting his stuff out in the process) which was resulting in sopping wet bed sheets every single night AND at every single daytime nap.  

There is only so much laundry momma is willing to do before she looks for a solution.

The initial solution was duct tape around the top of the diaper in an attempt to keep his hands from being able to go down the front.  This worked for about a day until he figured out that he could gain access from the sides between his legs.  

Everyone knows that duct tape holds the world together, so I was at a complete loss as to what to try next.  I didn't want to put him in footed sleepers as some friends had suggested because it is just too darn hot for that (since designers haven't figured out how to make short-sleeve sleepers, at least in my neck of the woods).  

But then I remembered that I had some short-sleeve onesies in the closet.  I had stopped using them in the spring when it got warmer, and I didn't need an extra layer under M's pajamas anymore.  

Still, given M's persistence in getting to his boys made it imperative that I make it as difficult as possible for him to gain access.  Which resulted in this look for sleepwear:


Pajama bottoms, with onesie over top, with pajama top over onesie.  

The sheets have been dry ever since.  
I'm putting a onesie over his shorts during his daytime nap as well which looks really stupid, but in my world, practical trumps fashionable any day.

Of course, last week when I took M and G to a local playground/splash park, M pooped his first swim diaper and swim trunks, leaving only swim diapers for him to wear the remainder of our visit.  Boy, did he feel free.  He was digging around in there, having a grand old time.  At one point I looked down and saw his penis just peeking out over the top of his swim diaper.  

One of my mom friends asked, "What did the pediatrician say?," and I had to laugh because I haven't even considered taking him to the doctor for this.  He is uncircumcised, but there is nothing bulging, red, yeasty or otherwise unusual about his penis.  

I suspect the doctor would say to me, "He's a boy.  He's a horndog.  Let him be."  

And so I shall.



M in his bedroom before bed, dancing around and taking the bull by the horn, so to speak.




2 comments:

Bethany said...

Wow, you are really relaxed about that! I guess I am uptight. (Guess, haha. That's a joke!) But I wouldn't have the grace to go with the flow as you have done.

Our 24 month old spent a lot of time exploring from 8-14 months, but just in bath. He would pull so hard that I DID ask the pediatrician, because I thought he would detach a ball in there or something. It looked painful to even watch. So we said a lot of "no, no, gentle with your privates!". Which looking back is pretty funny1

Kelsey said...

Carrie - is it wrong that I find this so entirely hilarious! And your solution is genius - I love it!

Boys will be boys - my only thing, once they are old enough to understand, is making sure they know it is a private endeavor! :-)