Friday, May 2, 2008

Zoot Suits

According to Dr. Spock, you should never use the words "dirty diaper" when commenting on your child's bowel movement because it can give your little person a complex. My husband and I decided to head off this issue from the get-go, and since our son has been about 3 months old we've come up with a much more fun and friendly moniker: the "zoot suit". As in, "What do we have here?  It looks like a zoot suit!" or "Why, no zoot suits today?  Let's get out the prunes and oatmeal!" Employing this terminology should serve multiple purposes: in addition to boosting our child's self esteem, we will have given him a code word to use when he inevitably reaches that age when saying words about bodily functions is hilarious. This is a sensitive subject in our family, since my husband once called a lady a "fart" when he was about 3 years old. 

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