Wednesday

An Important Parenting Tip



I'd like to offer you a parenting tip today. 

I took this photo a couple of months ago.  Just because I want to remember the rolls.

There's just nothing cuter than a baby girl in a dress.

The chubby legs. The cute tush.  The femininity.

She inherited her thighs from me.  One day, she will not thank me.

One of the best parts of all those little girly dresses is the diaper covers.

You know, because they coordinate.  

We all know how important that is.

The other day I was in a hurry to pick up my older kids from VBS.  I had about 57 seconds to change a diaper and shove her pudgy feet into her shoes.  

I quickly changed my squirmy girl and forgot to put her diaper cover back on.  

Maybe because it would take too long or because cute doesn't matter when you're in a hurry. 

We will never know.

I grabbed a shoe and realized I dropped the other one somewhere in the house.

After a quick shoe hunt, I grabbed her up and decided she could ride with one shoe on and I would put the other one on at the church.

But. Something. Happened. During. That. 57. Seconds.

Because when I got to VBS and reached to unbuckle my child from her car seat, not only was her diaper cover missing, so was her diaper.

Oh, yeah.  

She was nekid.  At VBS.

Under that cute dress.  

So, here's my tip:  diaper covers are not for cute only. They are actually functional in keeping the toddler from removing her diaper while Mommy is not looking.

While I realize this isn't exactly an earth-shattering tip and even considered obvious by some (ahem, hubby), this is my third kid and honestly the first time we've gone to church with an exposed, um, bottom.

So, I just thought I'd share.

You are welcome.

I'm here to serve you.

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75 comments:

Marni Tiani Self said...

Cute. I LOVE that pic. :)

bunchofbull-ers! said...

Awww, little leg rolls. Why don't they look that cute on me? Hmmmph. Oh well. Great idea to take a picture to remember that sweetness. I wish I would've done that with my 2nd daughter. She is the only one that had any chunkiness to her. The others were string beans. Still are!

Lisa J said...

Oh man, a persons worst nightmare, going to church and forgetting to put on the panties...well she got that one over with pretty early in life huh??? But her own mother caused her nightmare..poor child. She will need years of therpy to get over this one.

The (Almost) Amazing Mammarino said...

Hilarious! Love those sweet little rolls!

We have to duct tape our toddler's diapers.

Brenda said...

Those baby leg rolls are too yummy for words! It's the only time in a girl's life when pudgy legs are envied!

The Fritz Facts said...

I love baby rolls!! Boo didn't have many, so they are a lost thing to me. So cute!!

Taking off diaper...hehehehe

Grateful for Grace said...

Here's a tip I learned the hard way (with dd #3, no less!):
Even after they are finally potty trained and know how to put on their panties themselves, double check before you leave for church.

Robin @ Heart of Wisdom said...

LOL. Aren't you glad you bloged this and can remember and laugh in 10 years (it would be a shame to forgot the nakid VBS day).

Lynn said...

This is stinkin' hilarious!!! I just know my time is coming...

Joy said...

Awwww! I love the rolls! My girls also inherited my legs (short and stubby) so I feel badly for them. Maybe it'll change! LOL!

Beautiful Craziness said...

I love baby rolls. Mine still has that baby tummy that pudges out but the rolls are starting to dim. Bring on baby #2!

Tina said...

This made me laugh out loud! I love it!

asnipofgoodness said...

cute pic, cute story!!!

carrie said...

too funny. and tell me about it. I can no longer put The Cuteness to bed without shorts of some kind over his diaper. Waking up to a pile of poop on the crib mattress drove that one home to me.

cajungal01 said...

yep, like carrie I learned how important it is to have the diaper covered.
during nap time
with TWO two year olds
no mattress covers
not fun

:0)

TONYA said...

..and she didn't pee on the floor or in the car?????

My 2 hooligans rip their clothes and diapers off just so they can pee on the carpet, oh and forget peeing in the bath, b/c they will wait until you are sprinting them through the house to get them changed and will pee mid way.

Love those nekid, chubby little legs. So so cute.

Kim @ What's That Smell? said...

Oh man that's funny!

So far my son has not inherited my legs (and my mom's and her mom's before her) but I'm very sad for my daughter...it really seems to follow the women in my family...

you know...

the c-word...

cauliflower...no wait...

actually I refuse to say it. Maybe then it won't exist!

Amanda said...

Kristen, at least you remembered the diaper! I forgot my little Ella's diaper the other day and she sat so happily w/her daddy's xbox remote between her legs while I sat down to blog..... UGH ~ I secretly wish she did pee on the stupid controller LOL

Kendrawolf said...

That is so funny!

Cecily R said...

That IS a great tip! My 13 month old just learned the art of the diaper ditch. I am in so much trouble.

LOVE the picture.

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Cute picture! I'm so glad that you go out of your way like that to help us out. You are too generous, sacrificing your family like that just for us. ;)

Kim said...

I love little rolls - on babies that is! I'm sure there will be many things our kids will not thank us for when they grow up.
My girls will not thank their Dad for their bushy eyebrows that I know they will need to have waxed on a regular basis!

marky said...

I've been gone a couple of days, had some posts to catch up on.. great few days.. thanks for the info on world fasting and the laughs.. My son would always remove his diaper, and they didnt' have cute cover-ups for boys. We used to put duct tape around the top to keep them on!

Charmaine said...

I love it! That made me laugh out loud! probably b/c as a mother of 3 myself, I can relate!
Found your blog through writer-mommy. Enjoying it.

Tanya said...

Too funny. I never had that happen! And I regret that I never got a pic like that of my two. Scruptious!!

LifeatTheCircus said...

What is it about that poor third child? I did the same thing not too long ago. (http://lifeatthecircus.com/2008/05/14/missing-one-very-important-item/)

Jenn said...

Hilarious! Thanks for a good laugh this morning. Also I have a 2yr old who tends to take off clothing and diaper, even the afore mentioned cute diaper covers!

Threeundertwo said...

It's the little details like that that make for successful parenting.

Funny story, delicious picture.

Beth said...

Aww, so CUTE!

My 4 year old son loves to be nekkid. Just as long as he gets over it before kindergarten...:-)

Lisa Knight said...

Love the rolls, I concur with the duct tape comment!

I'm not sure how they manage to film all those cute diaper commercials. Those kids must be genius IQs because the second either of mine was close to just a diaper it was off.

How about some kid proof diapers???

LifeatTheCircus said...

ugh, that's what I get for trying to be fancy...I messed up my link. As I was saying, I did the same thing to my poor third child not that long ago...

read about it here

The Apron Queen said...

Aaack! Streaker on the loose too funny!

Come see the shenanigans my kids created on a boring summer day!

http://anapronaday.blogspot.com/2008/06/mr-ed-talking-horse.html

P.S. He loves you... said...

And I thought they were just for decor!

Colleen said...

Chubby legs are just about as cute as chubby feet! I should take a pic of my boy's before they're gone entirely (he's thinned out SO MUCH lately!). Bummer thing for boys is there's no diaper cover. Will has recently discovered that he can reach down INSIDE his shorts and undo the tape on this dipe. He thinks he's so clever!

The Broad Squad said...

TOO FUNNY!!!!! Blogging has a way of capturing moments (specially the funny ones) like nothing else!!

Not thanks our moms the thighs either!

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

That is the cutest picture.

For the same reason, I always put pajama pants on my son. If not, it is too easy to remove the diaper and put the contents elsewhere. Hypothetically speaking of course. :)

Merrianne said...

ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! That is so funny! I think that has happened to me once....or twice or maybe ten times!!!!

Glad diaper days are over in my house!!! :)

Susie Harris said...

What sweet "little" legs.. I missed out on your open up post last Thursday. I will try to make it to this one.. Tommorow will make 6 years that my brother passed away. What better way to remember him and share my heart! Thanks for doing this, Susie H

Suzie said...

That is way too cute. Well God made that little tush so IM sure he can appreciate it too.

Pregnantly Plump said...

Baby chub legs are so cute! Little Elvis has started the diaper removal game. We usually only put him to sleep in a t-shirt, but after last night, he will be sleeping in pants. He ripped off half the diaper and peed all over his crib and everything in it. He was very proud.

Mom of TWO Princesses said...

LOL... to funny, becaue it didn't happen to me. Love the little rolls on her legs, though... so darn cute!

Tami@ourhouse said...

We also recently were reminded of this the hard way- in the crib.

I love those little legs, too, My girls both had/have them, but not my boys. The same could be said about my husband and me.

Tara said...

That's a great tip! I've got three boys and a lil' girl. So far I've never experienced that, but the other day my son was running through the sprinkler in the buff. :) Good thing we live in the middle of a cornfield or the neighbors would be scandalized!

Runningamuck said...

Hilarious! I love diaper covers but never thought of them as helper in diaper retaining! lol!

Thanks! =0)

MoziEsmé said...

Thanks for the tip! I can so see this happening to me - Esme loves taking off her diaper if she can. My fear has been along the lines of finding puddles or poop somewhere.

blessedwith5 said...

You made my daughter and I laugh! That story was priceless! Love the picture!

Memarie Lane said...

The only thing cuter than a leg roll is an arm roll. Jessamine's only recently went away, it was very depressing. I've got a picture of her somewhere in a little sundress, fat bulging out all over the place. *sigh*

Maria said...

Such a cute story. Thanks for sharing.

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Good & Crazy said...

Every mom deserves at least one naked kid in church episode. HOpefully it's the last?

Cassandra said...

Yeah, I had that happen to me at a church cookout...in front of everyone and it can be funny yet embarrasing. So i totally (try) to remember to put the bloomers on too. That third kid fries that brain I tell you. lol

KD-Pie said...

Adorable picture and LOL at the rest! Little diaper houdini!

Moriah said...

Madeline was a diaper remover.

I LEARNED!

Kendra said...

Too funny! You'd think you'd be past this worry once your baby girl graduates from diapers, but that isn't always the case. I recently received a call from my 4yo DD's preschool, asking if I knew that she wasn't wear any underpants. Under her non-liner skirt. Zoiks!

momofEAP said...

I had to start putting my girls into pull-ups alot sooner than what I had planned. I also had to make sure and buy the ones that don't have the velcro sides! Here's to hoping that my son doesn't follow his older sisters. By the way, I just found your blog and will be bookmarking it.

gina said...

lol. good point.

Stefanie said...

I wish my rolls were that cute... love the blog!

The Momster said...

That was just adorable! and very sound advice. Last place you'd want to hear 'guess where you showed up bear bottomed at once?'....

D... said...

LOL! That's such a cute story!

Faerie Mom said...

LOL... check out the pic on my blog of my middlest child missing his pants! He strips whenever he is out of sight. SO fun! LOL

3cookieday said...

Oh my, that was funny! I will definitely remember that. I love matching diaper covers, but I had no idea they had a functional use also! Thanks!
Julie

Storm said...

Love the pic of the leg rolls. There is a reason for everything; sometimes you have to search hard to find the reason. :)

Valarie said...

She's a mess that little one of yours!! :)

It All Started With a Kiss said...

Oh, I could just squeeze them! How adorable!

Faithful Froggers said...

Okay, this is my first time visiting your site and I am laughing out loud at that post! And having a 16 month baby girl with chubby thighs, I can so relate! Thanks for the lesson today - and the laugh. I will always make sure the diaper cover is on. ;)

Muthering Heights said...

LOLOLOL, there's nothing like having a little exhibitionist running around church! I will certainly take your advice to heart with my own little diaper-stripping-dress-wearers!

Muthering Heights said...

Oh, and my babies have a REPUTATION for their fat legs. Which they get from mommy. People always say, "Look at those rolls! You look just like mommy!" The nerve.

chanelireli said...

oh that is hilarious! And your daughter's legs are simply adorable! Isn't it inevitable that they'll wind up naked somewhere where it's not cool to be naked! I took my niece grocery shopping (she was 2) and lifted her up to put her in the cart and realized she was blazing it commando...

Tara said...

Wow. I didn't know either. We're just getting into the it-would-be-really-cool-if-I-took-my-diaper-off phase, so I'm going to file this little tip away. :)

HomeSchool Mommy said...

That is SO funny!

marigold said...

Tee hee! C'mon, you're not the first person to ever walk into a church with a bare bottomed young'un!

TJ said...

Oh my! That is far too funny! My lovely son dropped his diaper on the floor the other day. We didn't realize that it was full of poop, but once daddy did, we both started shouting, "Don't sit down Mo!"

craftymom said...

Ha-larius!!!

I remember those days!

Love the chub, too!

everychapter said...

So funny! My friend's hubby handed her the baby the other day freshly bathed and pajamaed- but NOT diapered, he just forgot. In all fairness he has not been getting a lot of sleep but this was their second! I've yet to have a story like that but I know with a two year old and a three month old- it's coming, I can feel it! Stop by in the next day or two if you want a good funny Ewww! story, I'm just about to head back to my blog and post it.

Rae said...

Oh, that is awesome. I really hope to be that mom. You gotta love it. And congrats to your clever toddler.

Wife and Mommy said...

This is a very important tip! I get especially irritated I purchase a dress for my daughter and come to realize the dress does not have a diaper cover included (guess I ought to check before purchasing!).

That's extremely cute picture. Love those thigh rolls!