I wanna talk about Pee...
(just a slight adaptation of the Toby Keith song from my last post!)
In my last post, someone commented that reading my blog was like reading my diary. And it's true - the communication revolution that we're in is all about the blurring of public and private space. Our class this week was about ethics, and I think that blending of public vs. private is a big part of that. Maybe other people don't want me to post pics of our cute kids together - I usually don't because I don't want to put others in a place they aren't comfortable. Maybe friends don't want to be identified by name in my blog - I usually try to use nicknames. Maybe my dear hubby doesn't want me to talk about our family with strangers - he'll get over it. So, where do you draw the line? What information is too much to share in a public forum like this?
Here's a funny story that I would not typically say to a stranger on the street (the same stranger who is completely welcome to stumble upon my blog and read a discussion of our family's bathroom habits). You decide - TMI?
So, we all know what eating asparagus does to you. It makes your pee green, and it makes it smell really funky. Oh, come on - admit it. You totally know what I'm talking about. Well we had asparagus for dinner earlier this week, and Jay was all over it. Like, all over it the way normal kids are all over french fries. (Sidenote - you're wondering how I get my toddler to eat asparagus? My awesome friend TOJ is a nutritionist and has recommended a couple of fantastic books by Ellyn Satter: Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family and Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense. I am a total devotee - Satter says give your kids what you're eating, and they will learn to eat a variety of foods. And it's totally worked with our kid! My mom says kid #2 will eat nothing but potatoes and vanilla ice cream. We'll see.)
Okay, back to the story. So Derek and I were laughing about how amazingly fast asparagus starts to work its funky smelling magic. And then we began to discuss what it would do to the little man. I mean really, 2 stalks of asparagus in a person with a body weight of 33 lbs has GOT to have a stronger impact than 3 or 4 stalks to a grownup! (No, I am not going to disclose my weight on this blog. See - why do I draw the line there, when I'm willing to talk about my bodily functions?!) So, anyway, we were making bets on how green and how horribly funky the diaper was going to be in the morning. But you know what? There was nothing unusual about the diaper the next day! Babies don't get the funky asparagus pee!
So, weigh in: Too much information? Or funny story? Or interesting scientific discovery?