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*Gasp*! “Jen that is not very nice!”
You are right! It’s not very nice, but it’s 100% true. The thought came to me (and not for the first time) yesterday when I was holding Luke-Xavier, ankles and wrists, like a prized pig and running for the bathtub. I was forced to realize that too many of the “emergencies” I deal with revolve around poop issues;
Children yelling at the top of their lungs from the bathroom-”Come Wipe Me!”
Children yelling in the living room-”Luke-Xavier stinks!”
Luke-Xavier yelling from his bedroom-”Look at my poop”
Children yelling from outside-”Luke-Xavier took off his diaper and it’s dirty”
Children yelling-”It smells like poop in here”- so you walk the room sniffing the air and trying to find where the offensive trace is hiding.
I started realizing that I’ve dealt with these icky issues 9 times over and that I am WAY TOO adept at cleaning up poop and knowing how to sanitize an area. Part of what’s going on with Luke-Xavier is that he’s overly ready to be potty-trained and now he’s trying to self-change his diapers. The other part is that I didn’t get serious about the whole thing when I should have and missed my window and now have to force the whole potty-training thing. He’s perfectly happy to use the diaper and then simply take it off.
*Big Sigh* as moms we all deal with this baby/toddler issue and our homes don’t get condemned by the Health Department and friends still come to visit and the children grow up healthy, confident bathroom users, but when it’s the middle of the game, it just all feels so dirty!
Add a dog to the mix and it’s not safe to walk inside or outside!
Have a great day~