Remember that quote by Winston Churchill (or at least I think it was W.C.) that says, "Never, ever, ever give up." Well, I have ammended that quote today to be more applicable to my live.
Never, ever, ever give your kid a bath after eating prunes. Ever. Even if you took the precaution of waiting for them to poop before you give them the bath. Leave that diaper and those pants on for at least a solid 24 hours.
I thought I was being smart. Ben hadn't pooped in a really really really long time. So I gave him some prunes. Being the savvy parent that I am I knew I should expect an explosion within a couple of hours. It came (in less than an hour) and it was a doosy, but I was prepared. However, after he pooped more than I thought was humanly possible I decided to strip him down for a bath.
And well......now I have to wash, if not replace, our bathroom rug. And my favorite pair of jeans.
Oh, and even after that little "aftershock" when I thought nothing else could go wrong. He had the gall to pee all over in the tub. Classic.
It would rival the San Antonio incident, but at least we were in the safety of our own home. Thank goodness.
So don't say I didn't warn you. Never, ever, ever take the diaper off of a child who has recently eaten prunes. Ever.