Slice of life scrapbooking is one of the big things in the scrapbooking world. The gurus in the magazines encourage us to get away from just scrapping events like birthdays, vacations, and holidays and get down to the nitty gritty of our everyday lives and emotions. Personally, I think it is a great idea. Unfortunately, there is a big part of me who has trouble letting the “events” go unrecorded, so I am trying to stretch myself in both directions. I want to scrap the events nicely, but quickly so that I can have time to have fun with the everyday things.

This is one of the everyday things these days (note that I hope this is a short-lived issue). As I put John on the floor so I could get a clean spot to put a diaper back on him, I looked down at the cute poopy-making machine and realized that I needed to record the moment – it is such a big part of my life right now. *snicker*

Journaling reads:
Why, you might ask, is the baby lying on the floor in only a diaper? There is a simple answer. It is because the baby just POOPED all over the changing table! I never knew that one child could poop so much or poop so much on me. I don’t know if it is something I do during the diaper change that encourages the urge to go or if it is simply rotten timing on my part, but this child has pooped on me, on the quilt, on the bed, on his open diaper, on the carpet and on the changing pad. The play-doh poop factory has been open more times than I care to count and caused many extra loads of laundry during the past few weeks. Pair this propensity to shs!t on mama with the usual taciturn nature of the newborn and a girl could really begin to wonder if she did something to tic this child off in the womb. Fortunately, he is beginning to smile at me on a daily basis to ease my mind – or on second thought, maybe that is actually an evil grin?

This is the first, and hopefully the last, layout I ever do where the color scheme inspiration was baby poo.

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Pam Barnhill

Pam Barnhill

Pam is the author of The Your Morning Basket Guide and Plan Your Year: Homeschool Planning for Purpose and Peace. She also is the host of three popular  podcasts -- The Homeschool Snapshots Podcast, Your Morning Basket, and The Homeschool Solutions Show. She lives in the Deep South with her husband and three kids, where she is the go-to lady for great curriculum recommendations or a just a pep talk on a rough day.
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