Dirty Jobs

Mom’s always have the luxury of the dirty jobs in the house. Not sure why….but we do.

Mine include picking up the land mines my bulldog has strategically placed in the backyard when attempting to play with the kids (poo on foot..YUM), laundry….definitely a dirty job, taking the trash to the curb (DH attempts to on most weeks but forgets), of course changing dirty diapers.

But one job appears to be the taboo in some households…..but not mine.

The other night while giving the Squids their nightly bath, DH was so kind to draw the bath for the little gnomes and proceed to wash them while I did dishes. (Another dirty job)
I walked in just when Pickles Magoo was set to be dried off and readied for jammies (another dirty job…..here is why) when I noticed he had what appeared to be a bit of a rash.
Not your typical splotchy rash, but one that was a solid red…..and in the worst spot.
Right on his “junk” as referred to by Big G and DH.
Yes, the poor boy had a solid red looking rash right on his baby testicles. Upon further investigation I found that he was probably just a tad chapped from his diaper and that the rash would clear once we dried him off and put in a fresh diaper.

So I went about drying him off and lubing him up (what we refer to as putting on lotion) when DH looked over at me and this conversation took place:

DH: You gonna do anything for his rash?
Me: No should be fine, it’s already subsiding.
DH: Well you are already lubing him up…..why don’t you get his junk, just rub it all over and that should help.
Me: (As if I didn’t already know that…..I am a mom!! DUH!! Look that I give him)
Me: *Continued moment of silence
DH: What?
Me: I just realized that I have lubed up every male’s testicles in this house……

It’s a dirty job…..but someone has gotta do it!!

Meet the Author

Karie Herring

Karie Herring rambles of a former life in Phoenix, AZ while raising a teen and tween twins in their new home in Orlando, FL. She has been featured in AOL Money & Finance, Betty Confidential and Career School Now. She's a full-time technical writer, functional fitness athlete, overachieving wife and mom. She loves talking about maneuvering motherhood, womanhood, and her passion for essential oils and natural living.

13 comments… add one
  • Valerie Jun 5, 2009, 6:18 pm

    Karie I have something for yu over at my blog – come and get it.

  • I am Harriet Jun 5, 2009, 8:54 pm

    I'm just stopping by to thank you for signing up to take the comment challenge this month. Happy Commenting!

  • Another Suburban Mom Jun 6, 2009, 1:27 am

    Thats funny. I guess I can claim the same thing!

  • Jo Jun 6, 2009, 3:34 am

    I too can claim that – funny.

    Have a great weekend, dirty jobs and all. 🙂

  • beth Jun 6, 2009, 4:28 am

    sometimes, the dirtiest job of all!

  • Banteringblonde Jun 6, 2009, 5:46 am

    hmmm no comment 😉

  • Lola Jun 6, 2009, 7:27 am


  • Stacie Jun 6, 2009, 5:56 pm

    LOL Loved this post!! Yes we moms have dirty jobs!! Stopping by from Harriets Comment Challenge

  • Linda @ My Trendy Tykes Jun 6, 2009, 6:28 pm


  • Pam Jun 6, 2009, 6:32 pm

    That is just too funny! A dirty job indeed.

  • Stesha Jun 7, 2009, 2:13 am

    …And we still can't get a raise.

    Hugs and Mocha,

  • April Jun 8, 2009, 5:49 pm

    Hey Moms rule Dad's Drool. They'd keal over dead if they had to do the dirty jobs LOL

  • Jen Majors (The Avon Lady) Jun 8, 2009, 5:58 pm

    Stopping by from the comment challenge

    Love it! Men you gotta love 'em!

    love you blog!

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