Must We Fling This Top Drawer Charlie At Our Pop Kids?

Nothing toxic in ‘party powder’.

These stories of wild cocaine nights hold an additional appeal for me now that my life of wild nights out -which had been winding down for the last eight years or so- has now been extinguished for good. Know what I spent my weekend doing? Getting pissed on, and not in the context of a wild party. Rather, in the context of changing nappies.

Have you ever seen someone lie flat on their back atop a horizontal surface and slash effortlessly into a sock drawer a foot and a half away? In Going Sane, Adam Phillips likens the effect of the arrival of a baby in a home to that of a bomb going off. I must disagree. It’s more like a fire extinguisher going off.


5 Responses to “Must We Fling This Top Drawer Charlie At Our Pop Kids?”

  1. 1 Gerry November 26, 2007 at 11:51 am


    Due to work pressure, I have just been scanning headlines of blogs recently, and so have only now copped on to the birth of Green fils.

    Congratulations to you both!

    You will get used to the nappies very quickly, by the way!

  2. 2 copernicus November 26, 2007 at 1:49 pm

    “Nothing toxic in party powder”

    It was the salmon mouse!

    Congrats on the birth of hydrant boy.

  3. 4 Donagh November 27, 2007 at 11:35 am

    Having had a girl first I wasn’t prepared at all for the subtle difference of changing a boy’s nappy. I’d heard all about it, but until you are there with a little arc of golden water flying up at you you realise how quick you have to be. But I’m impressed by his ability to get it into a sock drawer.

  4. 5 Hugh Green November 27, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    I think part of it is protest. He’s quite placid for the most part, but fights hoof and nail against getting his nappy changed.

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