Rarely if ever, you dream of vomit, green snot rockets, spaghetti-o's on the celling. You don't think about diaper blowouts in the car seat, personal truths being announced to total strangers, or flooded bathrooms from overly fun bath time. Clogged toilets full of TP, baby powder, expensive electronics and anything else that will fit in there is rarely the stuff dreams are made of.
Tattletales, potty mouths, objects up the nose! Sibling fighting, disciplining, tantrums... to name a few.
Parenthood is great isn't it?
Often I have found myself in a situation that I just have to scratch my head, remember how naive I used to be, and wonder what the heck I got myself into! I had one of these moments the other day.
I think that most of you will agree, that boys, in particular, have a hard time figuring out how and when to poop in the potty. They tend to master "number one" mostly because they see it as some kind of game. But why, oh why can't they just figure out that pooping in your pants is SO MUCH WORSE than a little pee!
Even if you think you have it down with the oldest kid, every kid is so different that they just don't learn the same way! My 3 1/2 year old knew very well what he SHOULD do, he just didn't WANT to do it. My husband and I got to the point where we were taking turns cleaning up his "mess." It got old fast.
The straw that broke the camel's back, was the diarrhea in the bathtub. If I had filmed it, it would have been rated R. It was horrible! A nightmare! And my husband was gone!! Nephi was covered. His toys were covered. He had it in his hair and on his face. It was on the walls and floating in chunks in the tub.
I lost it.
For the first time in this pregnancy, I emptied my stomach.
Leave it to the kiddo's to make my week...
Cleaning it up was disgusting and Nephi got a major earful of my displeasure. But not as much from me as he did from Sam who told him no uncertain terms that poop does NOT belong in the bathtub!! "Poop goes in the potty!!" he yelled in his face. Hmmm... I wonder where he got that from....
We all survived, and it apparently grossed Nephi out so bad that he just started pooping on the potty without being prompted. So maybe, just maybe it was a blessing is disguise... a really good disguise that is.
Every day a new adventure... I love being a mom!