Sunday, August 12, 2012

Once Upon A Time

Drake's diaper rash is still there and still really red. I decided to let him air out a bit and put down- get this- a spare shower curtain liner I had but had not ever opened. Genius, I know! I laid it out on the floor and he promptly cried. He hated the sound it made and how cold I guess it was. I covered it with towels, baby blankets and other assorted items that I didn't care if he pissed or shit on but he still hated it.

I sat on the floor, holding him, willing to take a piss fountain to the face, just so he could air out his winky a bit and get on the mend.

And that, folks, is when I realized that I am a mother. Forget having my child forcibly ripped from my uterus, or the many sleepless nights. It was not when he fell asleep on my chest and a small secret smile crept onto his face. It's not the endless compliments of what a precious angel he is. Nope, it was risking being pissed on so my son's penis doesn't fall off from a rash. It's not the sweet things you do for your child that makes you their mother, it's the crazy shit you'd do to make them feel better.

The end.


  1. Lmao so true! Sprinkle some cornstarch in the diaper too especially for the overnight diapers. Helps to soak up the moisture.

  2. I totally agree with you. Being a mother is not an easy task. You'll give your life just to save your child. That's how mothers are.

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  3. Yes, cornstarch will heal the diaper rash. I understand your feelings and also the being a mom is very difficult but you'll experience pure joy.


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