Saturday, 8 September 2007

Meanwhile, in the Real World…

Smugly thinking to myself that at least there are some benefits to contracting yet another debilitating virus, which for the past week has left me incapable of much more than sleeping or lying catatonic on the couch, I blithely changed my baby’s horribly messy nappy with the confidence of the nasally-obstructed. I scraped the contents into the toilet, preparing to crow to my husband how relatively un-unpleasant the experience was compared to his latest nappy-related fiasco. And then I realised my finger was smothered in pooh.

Illness-blunted senses: a double-edged sword.

[Please forgive any errors or incoherence; I’m still non compos mentis. One day I’ll tell you why I dislike that phrase so much.]

8 comments:

littlesnoring said...

I really think raising children is a bit third world. I mean, the amount of times I have been up to my armpits in vomit, snot, wee, poo and any other thing that can go in or out of a small human being, is ridiculous!

I hope you are feeling better soon.

River said...

I'm so glad I finished eating my dinner at least half an hour before reading this latest post. Usually I read while I eat.......
Hope you are feeling better soon.

Lonie Polony said...

Thanks littlesnoring - not long until I have another little excreta machine to love.

River - I'm so sorry! Talking about such things is a bad family habit. Hope your stomach didn't churn too much.

River said...

Stomach is fine thank you, but I think I won't eat baked beans if I know I'm going to be reading you posts, (sometimes I skip a day or two and then have a catch up session). Baked beans do look a bit like you-know-what.

mutleythedog said...

Sorry to hear you are not well Ms P - I hate it when it gets under your finger nails... ever been a nail nibbler?? Its how to stop.

Diesel said...

Man, I do not miss those days. Babies suck.

I hope you get most of your senses back soon.

killerrabbit said...

Oh dear Lonie - I hope you feel better soon. Also ewwww, having no children yet that it slightly offputting

Lonie Polony said...

Tee hee River, baked beans are an important part of the circle of digestion.

Hey Mutley - have you thought of patenting that nail-biting cure?

Hello Diesel - babies certainly do suck, but fortunately for you, not generally on men ;)

Killerrabbit - I think I'm as well as I'm likely to be for the foreseeable future :)
Also, if/when you have your own children, you'll soon find your squeamishness threshold rising astronomically.