Scene: The bedroom. Charlotte and Eric are kneeling by the bed, getting ready to say their evening prayers. As is often the case, they get started on a conversation before they get around to praying. (Please don't ask me why we do this. It invariably leads to me having sore knees and completely numb legs. Yet, we continue on, starting conversations while kneeling by the bed. I wish I could say that it is all Eric's doing, but alas, I start them at least as often as he does)
Eric: So, when we get this baby, how are we going to work the whole diaper change thing? Are we going to take turns?
Charlotte (with a teasing gleam in her eye): Actually, I was thinking that you would be changing them all.
Eric: Oh, right, of course!
Charlotte: Seriously though, yeah, I guess we'll take turns. I haven't given it much thought, honestly. Why? What do you think?
Eric: Oh nothing, that will be fine. It's just that . . .
Pause. Charlotte patiently waits for Eric to finish his statement in spite of the fact that she's being eaten up with curiosity.
Eric: Well, I've only changed one diaper in my whole life.
Charlotte (incredulously): WHAT?? Are you KIDDING ME?? One diaper?
Eric (somewhat proudly): Yup.
Eric: When I was babysitting. I was fourteen.
Charlotte (doing the math in her head): So, you haven't changed a diaper in nearly twenty-two years?
Eric: I guess not.
Charlotte (chuckling softly): Oh my friend, things are a changin' for you!
The conversation drifts on to other things including the fact that while Charlotte doesn't mind changing diapers so much, she's dreading the day that they have a toddler who gets the stomach flu and vomits all over the bed or something like that. This then results in a very long conversation about many of the different experiences that either Charlotte or Eric have had or heard about involving children and upset stomachs and the inevitable results therefrom. We will spare our kind readers from the gruesome details, and end the scene at this point.
(In case you are wondering, we did end up saying our family prayer eventually.)