August 22, 2010

Code 5

Mommy come look! Those are words that can either make you proud, or horrify you. In today's example, it's the later.

At 7:45AM it's never positive to learn your 2 year old has decided it's time to change his own diapers.
I left Jack for what I thought was only 3 minutes. It's very possible it might have been closer to 5 or 7.

He was at the top of the stairs saying, "Look at this, look at this!" Upon closer inspection I realized it was a dirty wipe. Jack took it upon himself to take off his pants, as well as his diaper, find the wipes and clean himself.

I use the word clean, very loosely. He escorted me into the bathroom, to take me on a tour of this mystery. Stop one, the toilet.

He did have enough common sense though to dispose of the dirty wipes in the toilet. The big question outstanding.....where was THE diaper????

That was my question for Jack. "Show me where it is Jack!" My heart was starting to race as he guided me into his room. I felt like I was going to find a dead body on the other end. The suspense was killing me.

To my delight I found the diaper pretty much intact, only one tab had been loosened. The rest of the diaper was sitting in a perfect spot right next to his pajama pants. It was like he jumped out of both. I really couldn't have been luckier. I had visions of his pretty yellow walls, ....well let's just say, not so pretty anymore.

I won't gross you out with the rest of the details. All I will mention though was that it was a code five. Doug started a code system when Nate was born in order to describe the varying degrees of the diaper challenges.

Code 1 - Simple pee-pee diaper
Code 2 - Nothing major just a little poop - Rookies can handle this.
Code 3 - Poop is on their clothes - Need to change baby carefully.
Code 4 - Poop - Gets on your clothes - (Very bad if you're not home.)
Code 5 - Poop - Gets on your skin while changing baby.*

*By the way, Doug thinks Code 5 is the worst. I believe Code 4 should top the list. Just think about it, if there is the slightest possibility that you might not be at home and you have to walk around with poop on your clothes for any length of time, this is horrific.

To make a long story short. It was a code 5, but I luckily had wipes handy. So I cleaned up pretty quickly. 

We will NOW be potty training in a few weeks when we have four straight days at home. I'm sure I'll have more to write on the topic in September, but for now, I may have to invest in overalls...or more wipes.

If you have any tips on potty training your 2 year old, I'm all ears!


Julie Johnson said...

What's wrong with poop on the walls? Good Job Jack, you'll be potty trained in no time!

Deb said...

OMG i started laughing from the first line of this post.....hysterical. I agree, good job Jack! I'm going to start coding Mack's poop. What's a 3 bagger worth??

Ride Operator said...

@ Deb - I think a 3 bagger either means you need a smaller dog or less fiber in the food. ;) WOW Mack!