Three kids in and I still can’t burp a baby

By on Oct 24, 2014 in Life With Three, Parenting | 2 comments

I generally consider myself a pretty modern, savvy dad.  As far as I can, there are only two things I can’t do (other than breastfeeding, which I gave up on pretty quickly after a nasty bout with chapped nipples) a) match my kids clothes, but that makes sense as I can’t match my own clothes and b) put my daughter’s hair in pony tails (this doesn’t cause me too much shame as those little pink and purple elastic loops are forged in the pits of hell by Satan himself).  Now, I’m realizing that burping babies also falls into that category as well.

I thought I had all the techniques:

But I must be missing something.  Because I’m working that kid for 10 minutes and nothing comes up, but when I put the little one horizontal she starts to twist and writhe like the devil himself is inside her.  Which maybe he is, who knows.  Kids are weird.  Other possibilities include:

But it could be I just still, after three kids and balloons worth of gas, I still don’t know what I’m doing.


  1. Deb

    October 24, 2014

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    I absolutely love reading your stories, not only do you make me chuckle or laugh out loud, but I can at times relate from past expiences or from new ones with grandkids! Keep em coming! I also feel as if I know the family very well and can’t wait to see you all some time soon

    • Leah

      October 24, 2014

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      Thanks Debbie! So glad to share our stories and glad you are enjoying them!

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