“Do not feel free…To pee” you think as you frantically work to get those side tabs open on the diaper after you stubbed your toe on your other child’s bed frame at 2 am with grit in your eyes that does not let you open them all the way. All you know is that if you are quick, the little one will go back to sleep and so can you. And you so desperately need to sleep for at least 3 more hours because you have only been asleep for 2.
In that moment where anyone who has ever changed a diaper has that thought, “Please don’t pee right now”. It’s that moment as an adult, parent or not, that you whip that diaper off and quickly work to get the new one on before the little one you are changing decides it’s a great time to potty right now. Whether that moment is at 2 pm or 2 am, all you know is if the little one potties right now, it triggers a chain of events that usually are not what you were hoping for when you started the process.
A Symphony of prayer and motion from start to finish that you hope stays uneventful until everything is strapped back on and tucked back in.
Either way, happy diapering and remember that if you can get through putting the diaper on without incident, it counts as a win.
Today’s Challenge: Savor the little moments and victories because that is what makes up the tone of your day and the energy you will attract to yourself from the Universe.