Mr. Mom today

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    Mr. Mom today

    I'm holding down the fort for my wife today. The kids are all home because school was cancelled.

    So far I've had to clean up a blow out pants bomb* and a projectile vomit.

    What's next?







    * overflowing poopy diaper
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    If you were here you may have had to clean up more projectile vomiting as I was reading that.


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    It's a beautiful thing, isn't it?

    I'm running what I refer to as Paw-Paw's day care here at the Fat Possum Ranch. My son and daughter in law have two sons, a two year old and a 2 month old. For the past three weeks or so I've been keeping them all day by myself, while the parents work.

    It's a challenge sometimes, I have to admit, and if nothing else, I have new respect for Mom's and Dad's who do this all the time. Day care is so expensive these days, and nobody would care for them as well as I do, so I figured why not?

    Love my kids and grandsons more than life, so it's time spent well IMHO.
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    Jeff Foxxworthy has all the advice you'll ever need:

    Changing a diaper is a lot like getting a present from your grandmother - you're not sure what you've got but you're pretty sure you're not going to like it.

    You have to change those diapers every day. When those directions on the side of the Pampers box say, 'holds 6-12 pounds' they're not kidding!

    Did you know babies are nauseated by the smell of a clean shirt? You put on something from the cleaners, they'll spit up just like that. My wardrobe looks like we have condors living in our yard.

    My wife is so analytical with raising kids, and I am not. My feeling is if they turn out good, then that means I was a good daddy and put a lot of effort into it. If they turn out bad, it means they took after her side of the family.

    PPKheat has some advice also:

    For every one pound of baby/child there is about 100 pounds of stuff that comes with him. A 7 lb baby has about 700 pounds of stuff, like clothes, food, furniture, car seat, etc; as they get older it keeps the same ratio, the stuff just gets bigger, more, and heavier.......bicycles, motorcycle, shoes, clothes, go-cart, automobile, etc
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    sounds like a rough day on the homefront. Hope the little one(s) feel better. I'm not sure which of those fluid management tasks is worse. My daughter will be 2 very soon but until November I've been a stay at home dad. (now working 20/wk)

    hang in there! don't forget to share every gory detail of the day with the lady.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppkheat View Post
    For every one pound of baby/child there is about 100 pounds of stuff that comes with him.
    I was Mr. Mom for about 4 years. Somedays it is for every 1 lb of baby 7 lbs of stuff come out of him.
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    Hang in there Timmy!

    I'm Mr. Mom to a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old twice a week as my wife does 12-hours shifts. I simultaneously love and hate those days...
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    My wife works from home with our two boys. That is a job I do not relish. Love my boys, but I am much less patient and need my breaks. I go to work to relax. Wait how are you on the computer, there is now a toilet overflowing somewhere in your house!
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    Potty training gets even more fun. It sure was entertaining when my son was training. I was sitting behind the computer when I heard shuffle-shuffle-shuffle-shuffle. And then there's my son standing there looking at me, underpants and jeans around his ankles.

    "Mommy, I didn't make it to the potty in time and now I can't get my pants back up."



    I had to clean up a 20-foot streak of poo that led from the bathroom all the way to my office.

    A blow-out diaper with vomit and this time of year might mean norovirus. I sure hope not; we just went through that in this house. You have my sympathies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty View Post
    I had to clean up a 20-foot streak of poo that led from the bathroom all the way to my office.

    A blow-out diaper with vomit and this time of year might mean norovirus. I sure hope not; we just went through that in this house. You have my sympathies.
    HA! That made me laugh. : )

    On a serious note: I'm not too bad with the kids but when all three are on me like a pack of wolves I start to feel overwhelmed. I've changed enough nasty diapers that they don't really bother me but the puke was no fun.
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    I'm not too bad with the kids but when all three are on me like a pack of wolves I start to feel overwhelmed.
    They're beaming because they get dad for the day. And dads mean Awesome Time. I try to schedule the day so there's an art period (as in, crayons and paper unless I'm brave and whip out the fingerpaint, which means a pack of wipes and a drop cloth), a tv time in half hour stretches (for my sanity), and science time, which is always fun. If you have mechanically inclined kids, the Snap Circuits kits are great for them to concentrate on. When my husband is Mr. Mom, I come home and find Hot Wheels all over the house.
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    Just wait for the one where they "almost make it" to the sit down position,,....but not quite making it.
    You will probably not know where to begin cleaning THAT up.

    You may think renovating the bathroom will be easier in the long run.
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