Just Have a Little Patience

I really need to write something for the blog, I’ve been neglecting it.

That’s what I thought to myself this morning as I mused over which of the many ideas swimming through my mind would be tapped out on the keyboard.

Little did I realise that this mornings events would mean I could just re-post this blog post.

Seriously peeps, if someone is taking a while in a baby change facility there is a reason for it! This morning Elliott decided to do the mother of all wees at such force that his nappy leaked everywhere during Rattle and Rhyme at our local library. Elliott wasn’t so much shaking his sillies out, more peeing his milkies out! Unfortunately said wee was performed at such velocity that it seeped through his nappy, his trousers and mummy’s jeans – who knew such a thing as a weenami existed?!

Instead of grabbing some new books to read we headed straight to the nearest baby change where I proceeded to change his nappy, followed by his outfit. I was as speedy as I could be in such a situation which is why I found myself getting annoyed with the person the other side of the door who kept impatiently trying the door and who I heard muttering ‘they’ve been in there a while’. What the frick do you think I’m doing in here?!

When I exited it was an old dear with her grandchild and she kind of just went ‘Oh!’ in a way that I was pretty sure meant ‘I’ve just sent someone off to get a hammer to break the door down, but they don’t need to now.’ She tried to help me out of the door which was kind of her, but unfortunately had parked her own buggy so close to the door there was a severe clash of wheels!

I’m really getting fed up of the lack of nappy change support from fellow mummy’s and granny’s. In all other walks of parenthood there seems to be an ‘we’re all in it together’ attitude, but as soon as that baby change door is locked and closed the claws come out.

This leaves me in a predicament…

One option is to leave the door unlocked during the baby change so they can keep poking their noses in and seeing what stage I’m at (a bit like a real life Domino’s online order tracker). Perhaps they could give a running commentary as I go?

The other, which I am sorely tempted to do is to get these signs printed up and stick them to the outside of the door whenever I go in.


What do you reckon?


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