Ok here is a real conversation between an expectant mother and an expectant father.
(*Note: not me and my hubby)
One night they were laying in bed and the husband asks -why do hospitals give you the plastic box, urinals, weird curved pan and a pitcher when you leave?
Wife said because you pay for them so they give them to you; then says the urinal thing is only good for boys anyway. Is that curved pan for girl pee? What do you do with the curved pan? Both perplexed, the husband says, What's up with the box?
The wife said it must be for sponge baths or to soak your feet. The husband suggest it's just to carry all that other crap home in.
The couple (not us) is still unsure of the use of any of these items. They easily figured out the pitcher and the boy urinal but the curved pan and box/bucket thing?
The wife thinking about the hospital and the delivery of their first born and then the horror stories she's heard quickly turns to her husband and says...with all seriousness. What happens if you have to wipe my hiney? Will you wipe my behind if I am unable to? The husband confused and appalled all at the same time with no hesitation says, Absolutely Not! The wife laughing but wondering why not asks, you wouldn't if I couldn't? The husband replied No, I am paying those people to do that! I am not going to do their job! Wipe your butt, ppsshhh. Pah-leez - Do I ask them to come and sell stocks and bonds for me?
The couple pauses from their uncontrollable laughter and the husband says, I have a feeling this is going to end up on your blog for some reason.
Since this couple is not us; even though ironically the husband from the story sells stocks and the couple is expecting their first child and the wife has a blog....it's not us. But still - someone PLEASE answer for my friends what in the world that curved pan and box are for? I tried to research it on google, but only found the pan is called a Kidney Pan from some wholesale hospital supply store. I wish I could reward the first person to answer this question with something but I'm not as creative and crafty as everyone that reads this blog. Maybe I can write a haiku about you. That is as creative as I get. And my friend from the story, her and her husband don't have any talents either or they'd offer a prize.
If I get the answer I will be sure to let that couple in the above mentioned story know what it is, since it wasn't us or anything. I'll relay the message to them for you. Thanks.