One of the (many) unexpected pleasures of motherhood are that so many more jokes I hear are now relevant. Sitcoms, stand-up comics, my favorite magazines and websites…everyone seems to be constantly finding things to laugh about when it comes to parenting. And finally, I can laugh along with them. Some of my favorites? Jokes about sleep deprivation, picky eaters, and how babies behave a lot like drunken adults – babbling, stumbling, needing help putting their pajamas on. And of course, the need for help with their bodily functions.
Seriously though, diapers just come with the territory, there’s nothing we can do about it. At least, nothing I can think of would be acceptable in public so we’re pretty much stuck with them. And while I personally think the squishy, bulky, roly-poly look of a (clean!) diaper under baby pants can be pretty damn cute, unfortunately pretty much everything else about diapers is lame. My toddler is now at the stage where he doesn’t want to sit still for changes, so I’m doing that thing where I let him run around naked as I chase after him and hope he doesn’t spray the carpet. Babies, amirite?! Here’s a look at the other not-so-awesome-things that happen when it comes to diapers. And, I hope you’re sitting down, they’re all pretty gross.