Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My son likes asparagus, and there are consequences to that...

Yes indeed.

Jackson wears a pull-up to bed since without one, at three and a half, he'd be wetting the bed all the time and I don't want to get up every night to change his sheets. Or mine, since he is in and out of my bed at least once a night.

Last night at dinner, Jackson ate a ton of asparagus. He likes it, which doesn't surprise me considering his love for black olives and broccoli. But asparagus has late-night consequences that were unanticipated.

He came crawling into my bed about 2 or 3 in the morning and I was sleeping soundly. I barely registered him until the smell hit me. You know that asparagus makes your pee stink, right? Well imagine that smell coming from the diaper of the child sleeping next to you. I was in such a weird state of sleep though, that I couldn't wake up and take care of it. I kept dreaming that I was getting up, getting Jackson up and getting rid of the pull-up of death full of asparagus pee. I have no idea how long I suffered before I rolled over and kicked Jackson out and sent him back to his own bed. Poor baby. He stank all night and I didn't care as long as he wasn't sleeping next to me. I can't believe I didn't wake up and take care of him.

Remind me never to sleep next to my son who has eaten asparagus and my husband who has eaten garlic.


Fire Berry said...

OH see now that is too much at once!

Thespian Xenophile said...


'Tis true...asparagus pee is pretty awful. Too bad it tastes soooooo good.

davdunlap said...

Andrea... I'm going to assume you mean asparagus tastes good... not asparagus pee.

Thespian Xenophile said...

OMG...that's hilarious, and a very good assumption.

I didn't even re-read it before I posted it!

Jooley Ann said...

Did you know that some people can't smell asparagus pee? It's a genetic thing. My husband has NO clue what I'm talking about when I try to explain it to him!