#730 When the baby’s diaper isn’t as bad as you were expecting

Unwrap me if you dareChanging diapers is not awesome.

In fact, it’s probably something you’d find over on 1000 Annoying Things, that non-existent netherlist we mentioned before which also features #998 When you realize you’re out of deodorant as you’re putting it on, #997 Forgetting your umbrella at the restaurant, and #996 When the hot water runs out before you rinse out your shampoo.

Mommy and daddy, you know what I’m talking about. Sure, you love your child, and yes, you rationally understand that frequent bowel movements are a sign of good health, but when you groan and grog-waddle over to the crib at three in the morning, it’s just not a pretty scene.

That’s why it’s so great when you’re expecting Number 2, but get lucky and just score a leaky Number 1 diaper. It’s like a tiny present from your little bundle of joy. So high-five the little slugger before pulling the quick-wipe and slapping on a new dipe.


smell that babyPhotos from: here and here


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20 responses to “#730 When the baby’s diaper isn’t as bad as you were expecting

  1. Laura

    Dirty diapers are the worst. Potty training a difficult toddler is definitely on “1000 Annoying Things.” But yeah, every diaper change that doesn’t involve any #2 is a good change, in my opinion.

  2. It is all bad. I wish we didn’t have to go to the bathroom sometimes.

  3. It’s also pretty wonderful when the diaper isn’t as bad as it smelled.

  4. OMG this reminds me of the time, well, no. you don’t wanna know but it involved leaving the baby without a diaper for just a split-second. Really massive things can happen in that very short time period.

  5. jwjglsco

    Truly awesome is when you just know it’s a bowel bomb in there and your wife says, “I’ll get this one, honey. You got the last one.”

  6. I have 3 kids. And I’ve changed a thousand diapers. None have been happy surprises. Potty training, now that’s a happy day.

  7. Ago

    Wow. I want more of that netherlist you are referencing. Amazing!

  8. So how long does it have to take for you guys to start the annoying list toooooooooo? :P

  9. roxanne

    Ranks up there with “getting the diaper on the baby boy before he does his fountain impression”! :)

  10. LMAO!!!! This one is hilarious!

    Great post…Hope all is well over in 1000 awesome things land



  11. A good list for reference. Thanks a lot.

  12. Jay

    On occasion my kids would psych me out with a really raunchy fart that would have me grabbing the wipes and chasing them down to find… nothing but the smell.

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  14. wendywithaurora

    I though I was the first to call this wonderful world, “Awesome Land!”
    That’ll teach me for being late!
    What an adorable little child in the photo!

  15. Alex

    I love it when I’m worried then it’s a #1

  16. Sarah

    I remember once when my little cousin [who was still wearing diapers (he was about 1)] asked me (I’m 12) to change his diaper and he made a massive #2 partly #3 but ya it smelled HORRIBLE!..

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  18. Steve jobs

    HAHAHAHAH this is so true

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