Thursday, June 5, 2008

Belly Laughs

Viewing this post, you may wonder if these photos tell the unfortunate story of childhood obesity. Or is this yet another tragic case of babies having babies? No, I'm afraid this is a sad tale of parental neglect.

My curiosity grew right along with Emma's stomach today. During our afternoon swim, it seemed that she was bigger every time I looked at her. After a couple of hours in the pool, she waddled around the pool area for a while before settling on the top step of the pool. There she was content to recline on the steps holding her swollen belly.

Finally, I peaked down her bathing suit to see what had her so bloated, and I was shocked at what I found. It looked like her swimsuit was full of ice chips. No, wait, it was the stuffing from the Pull-Up she was wearing before we went out to the pool.

I think there are two lessons we can learn here. First, if you love your toddler, don't let her swim in Pull-Ups. And second, if you run into me at the grocery store, please remind me to buy more swim diapers!


Joanne Kennedy said...

Once again you have me laughing non stop! You are so funny.

I have to say you take such great photos. Do you make these darling little ones pose for hours or are they really this sweet and loving towards each other?

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Kristi said...


Unknown said...

Haha!! That is great! I thought maybe it was an air bubble. AW has swam in pull ups before and it is NOT pretty. I love the pictures of her and Carson. You can tell they share a special bond. Your pictures are lloking better and better. Isn't it nice having a good camera! :-)

Nancy Hood said...

love it!! good advertising for how much a Pull-Up can hold!! ha ha ha

Becky W said...

That is great!!! Oh kids - and the things we as parents put them through!!

Unknown said...

Too funny...she looks perfectly happy, though.

katylinvw said...

i love all the pics of your kids, they're adorable, and they seem to get along really well!

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Mom of 4 Maniacs said...

Wow, I had no idea that a pull up had that much stuffing.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

So funny. Thanks I needed the laugh! Susie H

Kelly said...

I found you through Nancy. I loved this!!!!! It is one thing I have yet to do with my two girls...but anything is possible!

Carly Winborne said...

My friend just emailed me your blog this afternoon and I've been so intrigued, I've read all your entries beginning in January! I just had to comment on this one, as I've been laughing out loud. My husband is working behind me and even asked what I was laughing at. I've never seen anything like this, but what a precious smile on that baby girl's face!

Your words and perspective are simply perfect. I appreciate what I have read and am inspired to jump into "blog land" myself. You make it look effortless! Along with motherhood.

Thank you!
Carly Winborne

Live.Love.Eat said...

So cute! They're precious and look like they are the perfect siblings.

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