Thursday, February 25, 2010

Parenting Grade for the Day ... "F"

Lately, Van has been, well, let's say "fussy" when we put him on the changing table to swap out his wet, dirty diaper for a nice, dry, clean diaper. He wriggles, squirms, whines and tries to roll over (which will put him head first onto the floor).

For our sanity and his safety, we tried to bribe him with some "Parent's Choice Little Puffs - Banana Flavor." Made with whole grains, Parent's Choice is a puffed grain snack for babies beginning to self-feed.

If you think you know where this is going, that is, a fine review for these tasty snacks, you are wrong.

Jen and I took these tasty treats in hopes of bribing Van into some sort of stillness whilst wresting a poopy diaper from his body. Jen had the lower half, I was working the top half of kiddo. I popped a treat in his mouth and then handed him the container as a secondary distraction.

To recap the scene: Van on his back, treat in mouth, container in hand; Jen removing old diaper attempting to reinstall new one; Kenny distracting/pinning Van into position.

It was about then, I noticed a small warning label on the back of the Little Puffs container which stated:

Little Puffs should only be given to children who are familiar with eating solid foods. Children should be seated and supervised while eating. Packaging not intended as a toy.

Well, at least Van was supervised.

1 comment:

Matt, Kelly, Eli, and Ethan said...

Yikes, if that's all it takes to get an "F" in parenting, then Matt and I failed a long time ago!!!!
I can relate to those difficult diaper changes though. Eli saw every diaper change as a time to battle....On the other hand, boys 2 and 3 (so far) have always been welcoming of a fresh diaper.