Saturday, July 25, 2009

Talk Dirty to Me

Before we had a baby--and most of our friends had babies--conversation was different. We would spend a night enjoying wine and conversation. Usually there were two conversations divided between genders (for this reason the girls sit on one side of the table, the guys on the other... it's like a 7th grade dance). The guys might talk about the latest work strategy or why the Reds just can't seem to win a game. The girls would gossip, chatter about celebrities or share funny stories. This would go on for hours and bottles. It would result in laughter, shock, surprise and always fun.

Oh what a difference a year makes.

Until you are parents poop is not a dinner party friendly topic. I would never have dreamed of bringing up 'number 2' prior to being a mom. Now that we are parents though almost inevitably the conversation at some point in the evening turns to poop. I don't know how we get there but it happens 99.9% of the time. What's even more interesting is that as soon as one parent brings up poop habits or consistency (yes, it's disgusting) someone else always chimes in ready to share and compare. Also interesting is that poop conversations cross gender lines. The conversation is no longer divided as moms and dads chime in with strategies, anecdotes, and tales of disaster. I suppose when our children are teenagers we'll discuss ways to keep them from doing the things we all did.

The Best part? At least when they're teens we won't have to change diapers (hopefully).

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