Having had her nappy changed for the evening, my toddler Mia was watching as we put 5-day old Lana on the change table.
The action started when I took off the newborn nappy. Having not poo’ed for two days, the liquid brownish yellow volcano erupted. Spurt! Spurt! Spurt!
‘Oh!’ I said, as the soup poured onto the change table mat. ‘It’s poo!’
Mia looked on in horrified fascination. ‘Poo! Poo!’ Then Mia started crying.
My resourceful husband stepped in. ‘Yes, Mia, that’s where poo comes from, remember your body book? You eat the pear, it goes down your throat, into your tummy, then comes out as poo?’
He whipped out the book from the book shelf and tried to distract an increasingly hysterical toddler while I struggled to contain the mess.
‘She’s vomiting,’ I exclaimed, as yellow curds tumble out of Lana’s mouth. ‘She’s throwing up!’
Damjan managed to taken an overtired Mia away and sit her down with her bedtime books. ‘Can you manage?’ he asked. ‘Sorry that my hands are tied.’
‘I think I can,’ I mumbled. ‘AARGH! Wee! Wee!’
Lana looked oblivious as poo, wee and vomit come out every hole. At least she wasn’t crying.