Monday, February 11, 2008

Not a Raisin

I'm working on a write up of the events surrounding James' birth but life with a newborn has been slowing me down. Until then, a little something fun from dinner tonight:

After he finished his dinner John held James for a few minutes in the infant bouncy chair Michael had set up earlier that day. Michael, Rachel and I were still finishing dinner shortly thereafter when John walked around the table toward me, a puzzled look on his face, holding something out in his chubby little fingers for me to take. He hands me what looked like a gooey raisin, and I stared at it for a minute before I realized I had just been looking at the gooey raisin an hour or so before when I was changing James' diaper.

John had picked up his brothers umbilical stump where it had fallen off unnoticed and tried to eat it. Not finding it to his liking, he pulled it out of his mouth and, like all things he finds distasteful, presented it to me.

Yummy.

9 comments:

Phil P. said...

GGGGGRRRRRROOOOOOSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

Rebekah said...

I know. Seriously gross.

Robyn said...

Yea, I have to agree... this really spikes the gross-out meter! Is this some weird ritual brothers go through as part of their bonding process?

Rebekah said...

I think it's less weird brotherhood ritual and more John really thinking it was a raisin. I mean, I had to look at it for a minute to realize what it was myself. :)

Joel said...

Just in case there's any lingering confusion: yes, this is gross. Very. However, I just googled "umbilical raisins" for the heck of it and discovered a rather disturbing forum thread in which this topic discussed at some length. Rather than post a link, I'll leave it to the motivated reader to discover the forum and thread on their own.

Rachel said...

This is the most disgusting thing I have ever read. I'm seriously disturbed. Why would you post this? There are REASONS why I don't have children. I think I'm going to be ill. . .

Rebekah said...

Rachel - I think my next post will put the nail in the coffin of your ever having children "from your own body." ;)

LMGM said...

At least John has a distaste for James' discarded body parts? Upside?

Heather said...

Eh, it won't kill him. No worries. :D