Doan Courant

The semi-whenever newsletter for one of the many Doan Families.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Launch sequence

The other day I decided to change Sonya's diaper. This is not unusual. I try to do it at least once a week. This particular time took some time, as Sonya was wearing 4 layer's of clothing. My wife firmly believes in Dr. Spock's "layering method of baby warmth." As most every mom knows, the best way to keep a child warm is to layer article of clothing upon article of clothing. This keeps your baby warm and comfy. The adverse affect, however, it that it takes a college semester to change them. The most important step in this process is to remember that their are steps to this process--a launch sequence, if you will. Failure to complete one of these steps can result in failure on a catastrophic level. It can also lead to a tremendous amount of frustration for the changer. It is quite disappointing to get nearly completely through the process and realize that you are not completely through the process. Like circuits on a huge circuit board, the child can function properly only if everything is locked and initialized. With gratitude's to the diaper gods, I was able to catch my error before their was leakage on a Katrina scale. Trust me, no Dutch boy would put his finger in that dike.

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