Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Parenting Confession...

Thanks to situations like THIS and THIS, we've started duct taping Banner into his diaper at nap/bed time.

And, just in case you are curious, we tried masking tape first because it seemed less extreme:

Masking tape = Duct Tape's wussy little brother.

I insisted on purchasing duct tape from Michael's with pictures of THE AVENGERS on it.  Because, you know, it is less institutional than the regular gray from Home Depot.

(Thanks for going along with me on that.)

It also made me feel better that the brand I purchased was called "duck tape".  Because ducks are cute and oh-so much more kid and diaper friendly than air ducts.  I mean, obviously.

(or, as Banner would say, "Duck! Duck!")

Complete disclosure:  It feels really strange to duct tape your kiddo into his diaper.  Even if you've found a duct tape your toddler refers to as a "sticka" (sticker) and completely loves because of all the fun and colorful superheroes depicted on its surface.  There is just a something about securing your kid into his size six Huggies Overnights in this way that screams, "Not Sanctioned By CPS".

But, you know what?  It works.  It is amazing what you will do to avoid having your kid wake up at 4 AM shivering and naked in a puddle of his own urine.

It also helps when you confess the whole thing to your mother-in-law and she tells you that she used to duct tape both of her boys into their car seats when they were little so they wouldn't get out and run amuck while she was driving on the highway.

As if I needed further confirmation that married into the right family.

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