This is October 3rd (where did September go?) another day in my adventure in babysitting. I think a lot of people would say that changing diapers is one of the worst things about taking care of an infant. It is messy and stinky and, if the baby is a real hand full, can turn into a nightmare. It's not my favorite thing to do but I try to make it enjoyable somehow for Kate. I try to take my time and kid around with her. I give her a little foot rub and sing to her. I do whatever I can so it's not just a "let's get this done and over with" type of experience. Life is full of tasks that are unpleasant. The way we approach them can make all the difference. I know many people are too busy (or think they are) to slow down and enjoy what's they are doing, but I think we miss some really good things in life by hurrying through things...even the things we don't like. Kate and I actually look forward to diaper changes. See how she loves it? It's more than just another stinky diaper.
Poppi's Adventures in Babysitting
Jim Kemna (Poppi) was the Director of Religious Education for the Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri until he retired at the end of June 2016. Now Jim is becoming an active grandparent. He is babysitting for his one month old granddaughter Katie. Before retirement Jim was responsible for assisting his bishop in promoting the vision of catechesis throughout the diocese. See Meet the Project Team for more information about this author.