Notes from the Road

January 3, 2008 at 9:18 pm | Posted in M'ijo | 6 Comments

Whoever designed the diaper changing stations at O’Hare Airport has obviously never changed a wiggly toddler.

(Yes, I’m admitting it. He’s a toddler.  Where did my baby go?)

I’m sure embedding the garbage chute and sink (with automatic on/off sensor) in the changing table seemed like an ergonomically sensible design.  However, I wish upon the designer of said ergonomically designed changing station a squirmy toddler with a massively poopy diaper, who thinks that sticking his hands down the garbage chute to see what’s down there and kicking his feet in the sink to turn the water on, is a far far better thing than allowing his tush to be wiped.

We’re home.  Thank g-d.


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  1. I remember flying with Joseph when he was a toddler… and those damn O’Hare changing stations.


    Glad to hear you’re back home– and that Pepito is growing like a weed. 🙂

  2. Welcome to toddlerhood! Prepare to be periodically covered in poo. Such is our fate… welcome home.

  3. I don’t have kids (yet), but I am still annoyed by the areas they make for baby changing. Are they crazy? They also never seem to be clean in airports and malls.

    I found your site through The Other Mother. 🙂

  4. Those stupid changing stations can only be topped by the LACK of them in an airplane bathroom that is exactly .5 square feet with a 12 inch toilet seat to balance your squirmy poopy, 28 inch toddler on. Home is good. Think I’ll just stay in mine for the next 16 years or so.

  5. I hear that. Toddlers are fun enough in public restrooms with all that distraction.

    PS Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my Babylegs Giveaway!

  6. we’re off to the east coast for my nephew’s bar mitzvah this week. jon is going ahead by a day with our baby, um, toddler. i’ll warn him about o’hare- thanks for the head’s up!

    oh btw, i’m the number 2 in our house. i sometimes go by the nickname “chopped liver.”


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