Disclaimer: Contains mature themes and graphic language.

It isn’t always great, there are certainly the downsides. Here are a few.

My wife works nights, so sometimes I end up taking both girls to church by myself. One time this summer I was at a church business meeting, and things weren’t going too well. Allison screamed and screamed as soon as I sat down, and someone came over and took Mandy to help me out. Allison kept being difficult, and soon I was in the bathroom changing her diaper.

As soon as I pulled off her diaper, she peed on my hand.

I didn’t handle that too well. And being on one of those plastic fold-down changing stations, it ran all over and soaked her dress. Of course, I had no other clothes for her either.

So I wrapped her in a blanket and that’s the way she went home.

Cappuccino Mom thought I should tell you that story.

Just a few weeks ago we were together with some other families from church at one of their houses, and we were sitting innocently at the table after dinner. Cappuccino Mom’s young son walked up to her holding up his hand, and in alarm she asked “What is on your hand!”

That’s when the sinking feeling began for me. Some quick checking found that Mandy had pooped her diaper, and in fact pooped it right off. THEN she stepped in it and started tracking it over the living room carpet. The little boy evidently started playing in it before going to show his mom.

Something like that would be bad enough happening at your own house, but doing it in someone else’s brings it to a whole new level.

A proud evening for us all.