Saturday, January 28, 2012

It Had to Happen Eventually

Something that happened today dealt me a really good laugh.  The husband, the kids and I were getting ready to head to a couple of places to check their stash of kitchen tables.  We are trying to replace the one we have for our move.

Before we left I told the hubby that the baby needed to be changed and that I would fix a bottle for the road.  I left him to that chore and went off to do mine.  I retrieved the car seat for the little guy and my husband put his jacket on and strapped him in.  

We were taking two cars so that in case we saw something we liked, we could have enough room to transport it with out having to make the kids ride on the roof.  My husband and three of my boys rode in the pick up and the baby and I rode in my SUV.  We headed out, stopped at the Good Will store  and then headed off to HOBO, which took about 20 minutes.  

When we arrived, I unbuckled the baby to carry him in.  I noticed that his pants were soggy.  It was a little weird being that he had just been changed.  I thought maybe he was just a little sweaty and didn't think much else of it.  Besides, I hadn't brought a change of clothes, just fresh diapers.

We finish at HOBO and decide we are going to head to Big Lots.  When we go there, I again took the baby out of the car and noticed how much more soggy he was.  We go into the store where I ask my husband to hold the baby up so I can look at his diaper.  At this point I couldn't figure out why he was so wet.  I thought maybe there was a pooping issue.  

I pulled the top part of his pants down a little bit and picked up the edge of his onesie.  No diaper.  None.  Just his butt, the onesie and a pair of pants.  

I looked at my husband and said, "He does not have a diaper on".  We stared at each other in disbelieve for a good minute before we both busted out laughing.  What else can you do when you are in the middle of Big Lots and discover your sopping wet baby isn't wearing a diaper?  

My husband's reaction was to say, "I swear I put a diaper on him!".  To which I replied, "well, unless he ate it along the way, he isn't wearing one now!".  

This has never happened to us before.  In the history of our five children, not once have we ever forgotten a diaper.  I'm still in shock.  Definitely shocked.

All is okay now though.  The little guy had a head to toe bath and his clothes and car seat cover are bouncing around in the dryer.  All is now right with the world.

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