I squirted saline up his nose.

And then I used my mouth to suck snot out and up through a plastic tube.

***

After changing him into a swim diaper, I carried him on my hip to the pool.

Less than halfway there, I felt the warm liquid flowing down my side.

***

I flew him high up in the air above my head.

As he flashed me a big grin, drool and partially digested milk dripped down into my mouth.

***

I held his body across my lap as he took a break from eating to overfill his diaper.

My hand caught the excess.

***

All in a day’s work.

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