Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Fallout

You've heard of "riding it until the wheels fall off." Well, Elliot just rode it till the umbilical stump fell off (more precisely, it fell off during a diaper change). This caused a bit of consternation to two new parents.
"Oh wow."
"It came off."
"Oh wow. Should we save it?"
"No, it's gross."
"It's so hard. Like resin."
"Throw it away."
"But it was a part of his body. Actually, it kind of smells funny."
"You think he's okay?"
"He's not crying. And he cries for pretty much everything else. I'd say he's okay."
"I'm throwing it away."