This picture is a perfect example as to why I don’t care that LilZ doesn’t do diapers. I always tell people that, and then follow up with, “But he does everything else, so I don’t complain.” And this picture? Is an example of the “everything else” he does. I would much rather be the one changing diapers if he’s the one carrying his sister on his shoulders while she screams bloody murder in his ears.
A nurse one time went on this diatribe to him about how all of her kids did diapers. Even the young ones. Why doesn’t he do it? If her 8-year old can then LilZ should. He just sat quietly and took it while I plotted the best way to punch her in the gut without getting caught. I finally said, “He does more than his share.” And I mean that. What 13-year old would so willingly hang out with his siblings to allow his Mom to work (like he did earlier this week) or watch movies with his sister willingly. Diapers? Are nothing. Being hero-worshipped? Is hard work.