Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Babies and old men

I remember talking with some friends early in parenthood. They were recalling how they had promised themselves they would not discuss the color of their baby's poop when they became parents. Yet just a few days into parenthood it quickly became their favorite topic.

I recall appologizing to Isabelle's birthmother after sending nothing but emails about Isabelle's pooping and sleeping habits for several months.

Babies don't do much. Their whole life is about pooping, eating and sleeping. What else is there to talk about?

All this comes to my mind as my dad recovers from back surgery. The surgery has greatly improved his problem but I have gotten several emails about the workings of my dad's "plumbing" since the surgery.

And I spent a fair amount of time hearing how Chemo was affecting my father-in-laws "plumbing" one evening.  (who was actually a plumber)

Apparently we end talking about the same thing we start with.

Just saying.


  1. hahaha, so true. we have gotten quite a kick out of praying for and talking about grandpa's pooping at the dinner table the last few days. I think Molly decided she no longer wanted to be a part of the family when she was with us for dinner one night during this discussion. haha

  2. oh and by the way...guess what the first thing i thought was when i read the title of your previous post? hahaha