Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Warning-this post is not for the weak stomached, "TT", you might want to just look at the pictures.

What a day! Poop, poop, poop! It was everywhere!
It all started (poop#1 of the day)when Kaitlyn decided she wanted to be naked today. I bribed her into using the washroom to do her business--with the promise of her halloween treat bucket. Well with that off she marched, stood by her little potty and did her thing...three times in a row. She was so excited for that candy! She begs for it daily and it has been at least a week since she last saw it, so it was a huge treat. Well that was the controlled out of diaper poop of the day. Not hard to clean, antibacterial wipes did the job while they bathed.

While I made then a post bath snack Kaitlyn disappeared to her room and soon Ethan emerged on the scene....with a poop( poop #2 for me to deal with) in diaper though. Easy-shmeazy.
Off we went to change him next.
As I finished wiping him up he took off crawling. I figured that since he had done his number 2 of the day that he was fine and I would let him air out for a few minutes while I ran to see what a rather quiet Kaitlyn was up too.

I found her in the living room trying to clean up a puddle of her pee with about 200 wipes, the whole package spewed every where...ok a bit of an exaggeration, probably 50 wipes.
She is so helpful and thoughtful!
I ran for a towel and dried her off and the floor.

Now off to find the quiet Ethan.
And what a sight awaited me. He was covered in poop(#3). He had pooped while sitting on the floor then crawled around in it, it was so gross! I ran another bath and he was in and out and into a diaper really quick.

Where was that Kaitlyn now?
This time I found her on the couch with more wipes and she says, "poop, wipe." I reply, "yes wipes are for cleaning poop, now lets get dressed!"
We went to her room, I grabbed clothes and she took off. I ran after her and wrestled her into them----none matched, at this point I didn't care, she got what was on the top of the pile.
I noticed a poop smell but figured it was just the lingering of the past poops.
Off we went to shop with my sister and then to the mall to kill time by playing on all the mini rides, chat with Santa....this was a big deal for Kaitlyn, she "loves" him and to grab a few groceries.

We made it home in time for Great Grandpa to come and fix a few things. He is the Red-Green in the family, Mr. Fix-it. Glue, elastic bands, electrical tape, solder, shoe polish....he can find the most amazing use for these things. He got to work gluing my poor new birthday tea pot back together....I never got to use it even once. Kaitlyn pulled the box off the table when I was prepping to wash it. So sad.

I could still smell poop, ugh, maybe I should change the diaper genie or take out the garbage, maybe the smell penetrated the walls.

The rest of the afternoon and early evening went really smooth---well almost, we had fun having cuddles, see-sawing, and playing with daddy. I could still smell poop. What is up with that?! I was sitting with Kaitlyn and Ethan was standing at my knees as we waited for daddy to get out of the bathroom. I look over my knee at him and realize that he has managed to wiggle out of his pants and diaper and is standing in poop(#4). How the heck did he do that with me right there?! I haul him off to get cleaned up, again.

I decided that I needed to get some deep cleaning done--floors properly washed, they were only spot washed and get the house decluttered so we can finally start to decorate for Christmas.
I could still smell poop.
Dave took the kids to Wal Mart for a bit so I could get more done quickly.
I rushed around cleaning like crazy while they where out and went into Kaitlyn's room to change her sheets.
And I found where the mystery poop smell(#5) was coming from. Oh, what a mess.
About a two foot by 1 foot rectangle of ground in mashed chunky dried poop on her beautiful Debbie Travis cream soft shag carpet. What a nightmare! There was a neat little pile of wipes and I could see that my precious little sweetpea had tried to clean it up herself, I wanted to cry.
I got out the pink solution and got to work.
Things Kaitlyn had said earlier in the day came back to me, and made much better sense. I need to really listen between the lines!
Now I sit here by the fire making excuses not to do any more work, but I never got the floors washed before they got home. So I must get at it.

I realized today that the Nablopomo craze is nearly over, I can hardly wait! I sure hope I win something, anything for that matter. I suck at winning things though, so this may have just been a typing exercise for me.
Ok, ok, I better go do the floors.
Good night!


beck said...

Wow. That's a lot of poop.

Family Adventure said...

Oh my goodness. That was a lot of # 2s for one day!


The Chatty Housewife- said...

Oh wow. Just wow. What a poopy day!

Kami said...

What a crappy day! Literally. I feel for you, there is nothing worse than a lingering poop smell - I have stories about that let me tell you!

I hope the pink carpet is successfully de-pooped!

BeachMama said...

That is just way too much poop for one day. Glad that day is over and hopefully today was so much better. You are a hero for dealing with it all over the place.

And how do you like the pink solution? I just bought a bucket at Costco.