The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Friday, 14 January 2005]

Two sweet letters

As the parent of a not-yet potty-trained toddler, you learn to enjoy the little things in life, such as the rush of well-being that lifts you up when you pick up the baby at day care, look at the day’s log file and see the two sweetest letters in the English language: BM.

That’s right. Bowel Movement. She’s already gone number two. Which means an evening of not gagging.

As Cartman would put it, Sweeeeet.

Soundtrack: “Under the gun” by Little Steven itunes

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