David and I have thrush and we’ve been using Gentian Violet to help clear it up. The first time I put it in his mouth, he just started wailing. Gentian Violet is VERY purple and it takes a few days to wash away. I just giggle every time I look at him. Jake says he looks like a purple vampire when he smiles real big, since even his teeth are purple right after he gets a dose.
One day in particular, the poor guy was wearing a pink diaper, had a purple mouth, and had a sticker on his back that he couldn’t reach and take off by himself. He was not a happy camper.
So he took things into his own hands so he could prove to his mommy, sister, the world, and more importantly, to himself that he is a strong handsome little man.
Here is his journey.
Step One – Acknowledge how unhappy you are.
“I’m wearing a pink diaper and now my mouth is purple, I have a sticker on my back that I can’t get off, and I DON’T like it.”
Step Two – Realize that you can take your future into your own hands and change.
“Huh. You mean I don’t just have to sit here and cry about it? I can actually DO something about it?”
Step Three – Make a written plan with small goals.
“I found some paper. But now I can’t find my pen. WAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!”
Step Four – Begin to express masculinity.
“I am David! I found my pen! Now hear me ROAR!!!
Hmmm…. I still have a pink diaper and a purple mouth. I think I need a little more testosterone.”
“Ok, second try. I am David!! I found my pen! And now I’m going to read my Diego book! Hear me ROAR!!
Hmmmm…. well, that was better. But I’m still wearing a pink diaper and have a purple mouth. What can I do about that? MOMMMMM!”
Step Five – Dress to express your inner attitude and masculinity.
“All right! Pink diaper is GONE! I think this brown diaper reflects my inner Tarzan SO much better! My mouth is still purple, but it’s fading and should be all gone soon. Let me adjust my blue hat a little bit more before I sit down and have a drink while and reading my Diego book.
Wait a second!!! This sippy cup is PINK! Yeah, yeah, yeah, I see it has an orange lid. But the cup is PINK!! This won’t do AT ALL! Time for some drastic changes.”
Step Six – Bask in all your glory and enjoy the new person you have become.
“Awwww Yeah! I ditched the hat and figured out how to take off my diaper. I’m holding not just one, but TWO sticks, and I’m free and nekid as can be. I’m showing off my goods and I’m proud of it! It’s feels GREAT to be a man and show how strong and masculine I am!!”
“Now how do I unlock the door? I want to get outside and show the world what a manly man I am!!”
I love my handsome little man! Even if he occasionally wears a pink diaper and has a purple mouth.