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Please Remove Your Toddler From The Toilet

Kelly Conaboy | October 17, 2011 - 3:30 pm

Dear Mom,

I understand the desire to preserve every moment in your child’s life. I’m not a mother myself, but I do have tiny cousins and I think many my friends are very cute, so I’m empathetic to your situation. I have lots of photos and lots of videos on my iPhone of people literally just sitting or standing around, just because what if I want to remember that time they sat around like that? These are moments — first times eating different foods, tea parties with pretend guests, fighting over Settlers of Catan, finding your baby in the toilet — that you wish you could pause and savor, just for a few extra minutes, because you know it won’t always be like this. But you can’t. What you can do, though, is film them. That’s the best we can do to try and have a bit of control over our roller coaster ride toward a more and more complicated existence, memory loss, and eventual death. And it is true that your baby standing in toilet water is not that dangerous — the damage is already done, really. That baby is already in the toilet. But. CAN YOU PLEASE REMOVE YOUR BABY FROM THE TOILET?

He needs to get out of the toilet.

Love,

Kelly

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