The other day Mama ran into a girlfriend that Mama hadn’t seen in awhile.
“Mama, how are you? What have you been up to?”
“Oh, same ol’, same ol’!”
From the cart…“POOP!”
Then Mama started to think about it…looked around and realized we were standing in the diaper and wipe aisle and Baby Boy was right — Mama has been up to her eyeballs in POOP.
One cannot imagine how much poop Mama deals with in a day.
There’s baby poop — which is expected.
Preschooler poop — at 3 1/2 one would expect that he would like to go on the potty like a “big boy.” If you thought that — you’re dead wrong. He much prefers to poop in his underwear at least 2-3 times a day. Sometimes the underwear survives. Sometimes (okay, most of the time) it doesn’t. We spend a healthy amount of money at Target on Cars underwear. In fact, today Mama was greeted by not only poopy underwear but a poop smeared all over the toilet, bathtub and walls as he proceeded to “wipe” his bum-bum with a whole package of flushable wipes. Mama also prefers to invest in gloves and Oxi Clean.
Other poop — why, oh why do kids forget to FLUSH the toilet???!!! Potty-training never ends, does it?!
Poop talk — the word “poop” alone is enough to send Baby Boy and Lily-girl into fits of giggles. Every joke has poop in it, every song is sung with poop in it, every other word is poop. Mama has tried to ban potty talk but really, when one is potty-training and you’re asking the tot if he needs to go “poop on the potty” every five minutes…it doesn’t work to ban it.
Dog poop — they poop too and of course, Mama has to clean that up.
Then sometimes there’s the poop that happens in the bathtub. Ick, Mama knows…but it’s nothing a little bleach can’t handle.
Oh, and did Mama mention that this all happened yesterday?! Poop is definitely ruling Mama’s world right now.
Sure we will all look back and laugh at these moments years from now but for some reason, Mama is just feeling poopy about it all right now.
Make Mama smile through all this poop…what’s your best kid poop story?