The recent trend with Ellie and the diaper changing event is that she won’t stay still.Â She’ll lie still and quiet while I take the diaper off and wipe up her efforts, but after that, it’s like a pantsless cage match.Â I keep mine on.Â I think the cool air blowing through her crack makes her start bouncing around like Hulk Hogan. Â “Oh yeaaah! Wait until you get into the ring with the Hulkster!”
We always start out on the changing table. Â Maybe it’ll be a quick one, I think. Â But sure enough, before I can get the new diaper on, she flips over and starts trying to jump off the table. Â I try to hold her down but she just keep twisting and flipping like a fish out of water. Â So I decide to bring her to the floor, maybe I can tackle her that way. Â This for her is an invitation to wrestle. Â She tries to flip over and I try to pin her down. Â It’s amazing how a ten month old baby is stronger and quicker than I am. Â She manages to escape and proceeds to crawl around the room commando and smiling. Â She turns around occasionally and gives me aÂ grin that says, “haha! Â Try and get me now… You’re no match for me! HAHA!” Â I chase her around the room like a farmer chasing a wild chicken. Â I try to grab at her feet praying she doesn’t pee on the floor… again. Â Finally, I catch her. Â I’m able to pin her face down and try to put the diaper on this way. Â But she pulls the old flip and kick move. Â She’s free again. Â She heads for the bookcase and grabs a book. Â She seems distracted. Â I come up behind her and get the diaper underneath her. Â I pull her back towards me and wrap my legs around hers so she can’t kick. Â I have one side snapped! Â But somehow she wriggles free and escapes! Â I need to distract her. Â She loves eating her shoes so I put her on her back and give her the shoe. Â While holding her down, I change her diaper as quickly as possible. Â Yes! Â Ding Ding! Â Victory!
Round Two… Ding Ding