Friday, September 19, 2008


It does!
Oh wait, you don't know what DTPS means?
Get it? Got it? Good.
Need I say more?
Oh, I do? Okay, I'll explain a little more. There have been many times when changing Taya's diapers or catching her spit up in my hand or finding her blow-out all over my shirt, that I have thought, wow, I must really LOVE my daughter to not be as grossed out as I normally would be right now!
But this past week proved it by miles!!
Taya came down with diarrhea and a horrible diaper rash last Saturday. After unsuccessfully trying a few basic things to help her get better in both areas, I resorted to the recommendation of letting her 'air out' ... go naked, diaper free, shake her little bun buns around the house; however you'd like to say it. I shut all the doors to carpet areas, rolled up the rugs, and let her run free!
And then there was the clean up. Like I said, she had diarrhea, and that is why I say LOVE=DTPS, because I am so desensitized to poop and pee (hers only) it's not even funny (don't worry, I do still try to avoid it, but it's just about impossible in a situation like this). Only motherly love could get me to do this dirty, dirty job.
Oh - I've gotta go, Taya's got a poopy diaper. Hey, at least it's in a diaper this time right?

(And by the way, between letting her air out, feeding her bananas, applesauce, and rice, and using 'Butt Paste' after already trying Desitin and Dr. Browns Diaper Rash Cream, we successfully eliminated the problem!)
And by the way again (if you're a mother and you're not desensitized to your children's poop, spit up, throw up, urine? Don't worry, I'm sure you've still got motherly love in some other unique fashion).
And by the way - uh, again - you could pretend I color coded this post in brown because I am excited about the fall colors that don't exist here in Arizona, but no, I am that gross at this moment; it is color coded for another reason, but you can pretend to see pretty fall leaves in the back ground.
And by the way AGAIN (somebody should come up with an acronym for that, so that I don't have to write out by the way so many times, maybe some Latin meaning or something?).

Maybe this is why she got a rash in the first place; slow response time to poopy diapers. Hmmm, where's the motherly love now?


Breanne said...

Seriously, she really had a poopy diaper right then - a little ironic huh?

Sara said...

We are so on the same page - I've been thinking about this a lot lately, especially since I'm beginning to realize that I'll probably be changing at least 5-15 diapers a day for the next 10 years.

Airing out is the best. I actually let Ben air out for about an hour in the back yard today. He loves it and I don't mind him peeing on the grass, so it's all good. I find the airing out works best. It also saves money on that liquid gold they call diaper ointment. Oh, and I do occasionally do a baking soda bath if it's really bad.

Isn't BTW already the acronym you're looking for?

Bianca said...

Do cloth diapers help?

Breanne said...

I was just teasing about the acronym cause it was so obvious - to me at least, but what's even funnier, is I was referring to 'P.S.' (and forgot about BTW while making my unclear joke!) haha

Bianca - do cloth diapers help diaper rash? Is that what you're asking? I don't know; the idea is to keep moisture out of there and let the air get to it too so.... I don't think it'd be any extra help.

Marie said...

There's this stuff called Resinol. You get it at the pharmacy counter. I know they usually carry it at CVS or Walgreens, and if you get a pharmacist who looks at you like your crazy, It is real, and they'll order it for you.
It's amazing. Like A-Mazing.

Davis family said...

and yogurt really helps for diarrhea. If she will eat it anyway. Even though I have been changing diapers non stop for 13 1/2 years, there are still days that I have trouble withthe nasties that come out in the diaper, or the mouth or whatver else they come up with. Good job being desensitized

Jessica said...

That was really funny, and hard to imagine all at once:)Glad she is healed up and that you have a little less clean up to do.

Larry and Karri said...

That was hilarious! You are so brave to let your little gal run around naked like that, giving you joyous opportunities to clean up her little messes. I guess I have a lot more to look forward to than I realized!