The Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “bodily function.” Decide on one or write about a whole bunch of bodily functions. Hosted by Linda G. Hill, you can join in the fun here: https://lindaghill.com/2018/08/10/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-august-11-18/
The first thing that came into my mind when I thought about bodily functions was babies. Boy, do you get a wake up call about bodily functions when you bring your little
jellyfish baby home and set about trying to look after it all on your own.
My sister, Catherine, is pregnant. She will be an older mom i.e. not in her twenties or early thirties and is a bit set in her ways after years of being a DINK (double income no kids). Catherine, dear girl, is very into colour co-ordination. It is a bit of a standing joke in my family that everything in her beautiful home matches. I wonder how we are sisters sometimes. I wore an orange shirt with dark brown jeggings, pink tennis shoes and a pink jersey yesterday. Who says orange and pink don’t go together?
Anyhow, I think Catherine is going to have a colour co-ordinated baby. These are my thoughts:
Yellow – for breastfed baby poop
Cream – for baby puke
Black – for midnight drives around the suburb trying to get your little darling to finally drop off to sleep and give you a break
Brown – for the dark shopping bags under you eyes from lack of sleep and bottle fed baby poop
Blue – for the little jellyfish kid you have to try and wriggle into some kind of babygro very much against his/her will
Red – for how you feel about your husband while you are giving birth [get out! You’ve done enough!]
Pale yellow – for baby wee which, if its a boy, has an unerring way of hitting you in the eye for the first week until you get a bit smarter
Green – is for infected mucus when your angel gets sick and keeps you up all night, delirious with anxiety and lack of sleep
Pink – is for the joy of Motherhood. Despite it all, there is nothing in this world that beats being a Mother.
Yip, babies are definitely colour coded.
Have a great evening.