It was an evening like many others that we have spent, it was ordinary in so many ways. But as I was changing Hanna's diaper, all of that changed. And my life may never be the same again.
For as I opened it up, do you know what fell out? This guy.
Yeah. And I thought, my baby is a thief. We have to take this back. I can't believe she stole from the church.
But as I finished changing her diaper I began to ask myself if they were really going to want it back. I mean, he came home in her diaper, ya know?*
So we've kept him. I find him all over the house. He just keeps popping up. I think of him as my little house gnome. You know, a house gnome makes a house a home. He's my good luck charm.
Oh yeah, so you're wondering about those bands tied around him? Check it out:
*How he got in Hanna's diaper remains a mystery. She was wearing a onesie, so had no immediate access to her diaper area. He was clearly not swallowed, as he had definitely not come out in her bowels. Her diaper was, in fact, dry and empty. Except for Gnome. I can only imagine she was wearing her diaper somewhat loosely, and slipped the gnome down the front of her onesie, and Gnome lodged in her diaper. Sneaky little girl.