Friday, June 02, 2006

Mommy's little helper

It had been a while since I checked on the two littlest girls (ages 2 and 4). As I got closer to their room I could hear them chatting busily to each other.

Me: What'ch'all doing in there?

4-year-old (matter-of-factly): I'm changing the baby's diaper.

Me (trying to sound non-chalant): Oh, really?

I walk in the door to find both girls in the little one's crib. Arranged around them are diapers, wipes, and Boudreaux's Butt Paste. The job is much farther along than I had anticipated.

Me (to self): Remain calm, remain calm.

4-year-old: See? I almost got all the poopy off!

This is the child that "decorated" her sister for Easter.

Should I be afraid?


Code Yellow Mom said...

he, he, he. I posted a little while ago about bum cream, too. Great minds. Only I haven't arrived at patience yet.

The "decorated" face is very funny and so cute.

I'd say not to worry - they're trying to help, and they're very resourceful and creative, not to mention team-players (working together to change a diaper). All things that will work for their benefit as they grow up. :)

Carol said...

Nah. Celebrate the initiative she displayed. She'll probably make a great mama some day!

Nettie said...

What a helpful daughter! I hope her help wasn't too messy. I love her face in that picture. I can't help but wonder how you got the stickers off. I guess its good it wasn't permanent marker!

chelle said...

hehehe! I am one to be very glad not to change a poopy diaper, however I think I would be nervous too!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Sounds like daughter is following Mom's good mothering example to me! Nothing to worry about here!

Neighbor Jane said...

I LOVE that picture. What a funny one.

Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

Ok that is really funny! said...

My 3-year-old got into the crib and decorated his 1-year-old sister with ink and stamps (complete with footprints on the sheets and everything) while I was out and my husband was in bed with the flu.

At least yours were trying to be helpful :)