Friday, February 09, 2007

Bad Mother Award

Ok, so it's taken me a few weeks to gather the courage to tell this horrible story. Looking back, it is kind of funny now... but not really. This picture gives you a clue to what my precious little Luke did. The boys and I were busy getting ready to go to the gym. Luke was in his pack n' play and I had just put Ethan on the potty - he was having some trouble :) Well, Luke was fussing so I took him out and set him up with some toys to chew on while I finished packing the bag to go. Well, I am ready to get Luke strapped into his seat, so off I go to find him... no longer chewing on toys safely in his bedroom, but chewing on POOP in the bathroom where Ethan is just watching him!!! The bad mother award comes when I removed Ethan's diaper (that had a few little turds in it) and did not toss it, but rather folded it over and set it ON THE FLOOR!!! Did I forget that Luke is crawling like lightning these days and that he eats anything his chubby little fingers can find??? HORROR!! He just looked at me and spit a whole mouth full out - just like his garden vegetables!! I about gagged him trying to clean it all out with mounds of wet wipes. I could not get the smell off of him or OUT of him. I was sick all day - needless to say we did not make it to the gym that day. I personally have never heard of kids eating poop. Dog food, playdough, yes, but POOP -NO!! Now Ethan says "don't eat poop!"

11 comments:

Leah (Parrish) Millan said...

That made me laugh out loud Carissa!! Isn't it great that our kids won't remember this stuff? Look on the bright side-- poop is totally organic :) You are not a horrible mommy, but I know the feeling of being sick all day because of an "oops". I made the bathwater too hot for Olivia once, and I pulled her bright red little booty out of the tub just as soon as I realized what I did. Uggh I felt so horrible! The Lord is merciful to us!

Tricia said...

Oh, I wish I could say that Calvin has NEVER done that all...let alone twice. =) So I guess that horrible mother award goes to me. Live and learn...a little poop never hurt anyone...I don't think.

Conleys said...

At least you got a picture of Luke! Yes, I'm sure you are not the only mother to have experienced this, so rest assured you are NOT a bad mother. At least he's not a picky eater! :) I think we all could tell a few stories of an oops incident...like today when I found Esther splashing in the toilet. Thankfully there was only water in there, but unfortunately this is the 2nd time this has happened. Why we left the lid up AND the bathroom door open, I'm not sure?

Dan & Karis Seely said...

Oh, Carissa! You definitely would not win the "bad mother award." Look at how happy and healthy Luke looks! I was going back and forth between laughing and feeling a little sick to my stomach. I am so glad you decided to share this story with us. This just might end up being one of those "oh so embarrassing" stories that seem to come up when a girlfriend/boyfriend comes to meet the family.

:-) Karis

nate, christina, and connor said...

oh, that's a good one for the embarassing story book. :) i am cracking up, thanks for sharing. yes, we all have those moments....connor has a tendency to play in the toilet too. once i came upstairs to find one of the girls i babysit sitting on the toilet trying to shoo him away while he played happily behind her bohiney. thankfully she had only gone #1.....a little easier to clean off and not so gross. :)

Tad and Hannah said...

Ok, I probably shouldn't have laughed, but I was laughing so hard. Hahaha!! Poor kid! At least he has Ethan looking out for him now - telling him not to eat poo! :o) And isn't it a good thing to be willing to experiment?!? J/k!!! Unbelievable... :o) Well, hope all is going well since the traumatic experience! Love you guys!!

Katrina said...

Ha Ha Ha! Excellent story! I'm not awarding you the Horrible Mother Award, instead the Hilariously True Life Blog Story of the Week!!! Too Funny Carissa!

partyofsix said...

carissa,

that is really funny! no you are not a bad mother. tonight anna grabbed a soaked diaper out of the garbage in the bathroom and was chewing on it.... those things happen.

so funny!

janelle

jeileenbaylor said...

hilarious! I feel like you are in the room telling me :o)

Shyla said...

that is a great and horrifying story!! I got flashbacks of you telling this story as if we were in MR. Priest's freshman speech class - too funny!

Erin Neiner said...

I think he has what it takes to make it on SURVIVOR: BABY EDITION

Maybe that's the trick to get them to enjoy their garden veggies! Let me know if it works! :)