I did not know I could still screw up a diaper change so bad. It's not like I'm new to the diaper game. Anyone who's been around little ones knows that by the time you have a 17 month old (or close enough) you've changed a heck of a lot of diapers.
It started normally enough. Max had a stinky diaper, so I took him upstairs to change him. He frequently screams, cries, and tries to get away the entire time that you change his diaper now, so I wasn't bothered with the way he was carrying on as I went to change him. But he managed to thrash around and get a foot in his dirty diaper, so I had to clean more of him than usual.
Then in the time that it took me to reach over and grab the new diaper he peed all over the changing pad. I grabbed a clean cloth diaper from the drawer and slid it under him while I cleaned him up a second time. He was thrilled with this process. Once he was clothed I cleaned up the changing pad and put on a new cover.
Then as I was trying to dump the poop in the toilet it just went all wrong. Somehow the clump split four ways and rolled off the cloth in every direction except down into the water, so I had to pick poo off the floor. I have no idea how it happened, but the string of "uh-oh"s from Max at least added some humor to the situation.
It could have all been worse, I know, but still... you'd think I'd be better at this by now.