In the spirit of blogging about the crazy things our kids do, check this out: Amelia did the ultimate nasty last week. It's the thing that all mothers fear and that which causes dry heaving even at the mention of the incident.
It's my fault, really. We were out of liners for the diaper pail and for the previous couple of days I had just been taking stinky diapers straight out to the big trash can outside the garage. I sure intended to do that on this particular morning, but after changing a poopy diaper, I was in a hurry to finished getting ready and leave the house and I left the diaper on the floor. You know what's coming...
"Mama!!! 'Melia's eating a poopy diaper!"
To my utter disgust, there was poop smeared on the floor, Amelia's hands were covered in poop, and as I yelled, "No!" she smiled up at me to reveal sticky brown teeth. Ewww, Ewww, Ewww (insert visual of my shoulders shuddering and my stomach collapsing with a gagging reflex.) Of course, this had to happen when I was already running late! I threw her in the tub and grabbed a toothbrush with lots of toothpaste and started scrubbing. Amelia thought it was all a funny game and kept trying to grab the toothbrush from me. I kept quietly retching and Lily was like, "what?" Um, your sister just ate poop. Totally nasty!
After I got her cleaned up and we got on the road, I called the camera store where I was headed to return a lens I had rented for the weekend. "Hi, I was supposed to return a rental lens at nine this morning, but I'm running late because my baby ate her poopy diaper and I had to give her a bath." Nice. Real professional.
Now, I know all you parents out there have an equally yucky poopy diaper story. Let's open up the comments for you to share. Come on, Katy, you can share the Avy diaper fiasco from a couple months ago; Becky, I know you have one; and Don, I seem to remember Rachel hiding in the corner eating an unapproved meal back when you and I lived together!
Let's all have a laugh at the expense of our children. Record it now before you forget it! You wouldn't want to miss out on the opportunity to retell the story as your child is leaving for their prom, now would you?