Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Pants on the Ground - Part 2

Ah...the joys of motherhood.

In case you haven't had enough of my diaperless children, I thought I'd write another installment of Pants on the Ground. If you missed the first post about it, you can catch up with Elijah's antics HERE.

Last week, I walked into the kids' room to get them up from their morning rest time. They rarely sleep in the morning, but I've found that their morning rest time does wonders for their happiness level and Mommy's sanity.

This particular morning, I walked in to find this happy little girl perched between her diaper and a huge pile of poop:
The little bugger had pooped in her diaper, then took it off, then pulled salad-plate-sized turd out, then played with it, and then calmly waited for me to come find it.

Her sweet little antics resulted in a head to toe bath, complete bedding change, the entire crib wiped down with Clorox wipes, and a giant load of laundry washed on the hottest cycle available.

Gross!

And since my kids love to do things as a group, Caleb wasn't too far behind (haha!) with his own craziness.

Over the weekend, Sean and I went in to get the kids up. I was looking at Ellie when we walked in because she was dancing around and giggling, and then all the sudden I heard Sean yelp. I always tell him about what kind of trouble the kids get into, so he knew bare butts were an occasional find, but I don't think he was ready to be accosted with this: 
Caleb likes to sleep with the blanket over his head (so weird), but this day he had first removed his pants and diaper. We found them flung on the other side of the room. Apparently, this kid has an arm! The thing that made Sean yelp though, was the position he fell asleep in. He was angled to the door such that...eh, let's just say that nothing was left to the imagination.

With those episodes as inspiration, I've developed a new line of fashion accessories for my semi-nudists toddlers.
Behold, the Duct Tape Belts!
In less than thirty seconds, my kids can now take a nap, wake up fully clothed, and still be trendy. That's right, it's all about staying current and clean.

It's a really, REALLY good thing these kids are cute. And it's a really, REALLY good thing that "duct tape fixes everything"...at least until they figure out how to take that off!

(And no, I don't draw belts on their duct tape everyday. I just thought it would be a nice touch for the blog!)

Note: I want to explain a couple of precautions that I take with their duct tape belts. The duct tape is only wrapped around the front of the diaper to cover the tabs. It doesn't wrap all the way around the back of the diaper. I'm also very, very careful that the tape only touches the diaper and doesn't snag any of their skin. Kids have very sensitive skin, so if you choose to help your kids keep their diapers on this way, please be cautious that you don't put the tape directly on any skin. Thanks!

19 comments:

  1. HAHA I love that you wrote this post. Funny kids!!! Let's hope Noah doesn't follow suit lol

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    1. Hehe! Watch out! They do it when you least expect it! :)

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  2. Ah yes, duct raid belts. Cassie had to wear one for a couple weeks due to similar turd issues. She seems to be past it now - thank goodness! They certainly keep you jumping.

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    1. I'm glad to hear that there is hope for my kids! I was wondering if I'd have to tape them until we started potty training.

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  3. Hahaha! Thank goodness we never once had either of our twin boys remove their diaper...but I think that was because they wore onesies under their clothes for the first two years of their lives. ;) Good thinking with the duct tape belts! LOL

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    1. Hmm...I'm going to have to remember that onesie idea just in case the duct tape fails me. I will say that you missed out on some good times...LOL!

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  4. My twins have to wear a onesie or zippered PJs (safety pinned at the top) to bed or they make the grossest diaper messes. We have had to wipe down cribs, walls, doors, carpet, and more so many times.

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    1. Whoa...walls, doors, and carpet?? That's nuts! I hope we never have a mess quite that big. Gross!

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  5. Ask Sarah how she's related to Ellie!!!! Duct tape belts: very innovative!

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  6. This post has me laughing and cringing at the same time :) I really hope that my girls don't figure out how to take their clothes off any time soon!

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    1. I hope not either, for your sake! After the fact, it's pretty funny, but during the clean up phase....EWWW!!

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  7. Oh my goodness! The duct tape made my day! I don't often actually laugh out loud, but this was a true lol!

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    1. I laughed out loud too! ...like the day after it happened. It's a lot more hilarious when you aren't in the middle of cleaning up poop. :)

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  8. Nice post but it is a bit too late for me. My two girls are now 8 and 12. I wish if someone told me this trick when the girls were making it messy for me.

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    1. Maybe you can pass this tip on to another mom then!

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  9. LOL! I am going through this EVERY day right now with my toddler, and I saw this photo pinned on Pinterest and knew I'd be able to relate. SO funny :)

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    1. Hehe! It's nice to know I'm not the only mommy trying to reduce the bare butts at home! :)

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  10. Where are u from ??

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