Friday, August 3, 2007

The day Mommy nearly loses her mind...

Yes Ladies & Gentleman, this Mommy is about to vent. This morning my kids made me cry...and not tears of joy. I can only remember this happening one other time and maybe once in the first few crazy weeks of their lives. But today, they got the best of me.

And here's the way it went

I bought one of my best friends a gift at the Coach store for her Birthday and the kids grabbed the bag down off the counter and pulled out the box. When I went to double check it, I realized the salesperson who beautifully wrapped it had accidently stuck something else I had been looking at in the box. How often do you get an extra something in your bag at the Coach store? Well, my conscience would not allow me to keep it for myself so this morning I decided to make a trip to the mall to return it and have a nice day out with the kids. I got up before the babes and jumped in the shower to get ready. Things were peaceful and quiet.

I get out of the shower 20 minutes later, and the hallway smells like a petting zoo.

My stomach immediately drops, not sure if it was from what I feared awaited me behind their bedroom door or the smell that was permeating in the hallway. I walked in to find my fear was reality. Poop EVERYWHERE. It doesn't take much poop smooshed into the carpet to make you feel that it is EVERYWHERE. And those little feet running around in circles and jumping on the bed will really multiply that feeling. Now, one thing I never like to do is greet my kids poorly first thing in the morning, but today my eyes went straight for the diaperless child and I was livid. Asjia chimes in with "Kaya big trouble, take off di-purrr". The kids are 2 1/2 and they know that this is a HUGE no no in our house! I looked around at the mess and just broke down and cried. I must add that I am not a crier. It takes a alot to get me there. The reaction from the kids was the same as I remember it being when I saw my own Mom cry...Uh oh, we finally pushed her over the limit This also marks the first day I have ever answered "what" to the kids instead of "yes" when they were calling my name(a big no no for me). Mason asks me while Im cleaning the poopy carpet where Daya was and I said "Daya's at work, lucky him". Mason repeats "lucky him". Ok I thought, time for me to check my attitude and make this yet another learning experience for them. I pulled the sympathy card... "look at this disgusting mess that Mommy has to clean up" "Can you smell this, isn't it disgusting?" "poor Mommy". They all chimed in, "oh Mama" "ewww, scusting" "dats nasty". Guess they got the point.

Perhaps someday I will look back and laugh at this. Not today, and probably not tomorrow either.

9 comments:

Erickson 5 said...

Hugs to you! I am so sorry that this is how you had to start your day. Poop is gross! Hang in there this is just one of those moments that you will look back on and laugh.
Nicole

angie said...

Oh boy. We've had some pretty nasty messes too.......I've still never been able to laugh about them, though. Hope your day got much better, and kudos to you for being honest when no one would have been the wiser had you chosen by omission to keep the extra something.

angie said...

Oh, I posted under your July 15th post requesting comments, too!

Undomestic Goddess said...

Like I said come up with an invention for children so they cannot undo the onsies or anything else that may lead them to the dump filled diaper.... Come on your crafty Much Love

Karen said...

YIKES! Thank heavens J has never done that to me! But I hear a lot more stories of multiples doing that to parents, so I'd better not get too complacent!

MB said...

I am fearing this stage with my three already!! Hopefully tomorrow starts out much better.
-MaryBeth

triplet mama said...

Sorry to hear your morning started out this way...I have heard of mothers having to resort to using duct tape on the diapers to prevent these things from happening:O

loren said...

I don't know how I missed this post, but apparently I did.

I totally feel your pain! I'm so afraid to leave the kids alone for fear of them swallowing something, pooping on something, or breaking something by throwing it over the gate and down the stairs.

The good thing (yes, I said good thing) about this incident is it makes you appreciate the days that they don't poop on the floor! At least you were able to calm yourself down a little bit so your kids can see how a person can handle stress without going COMPLETELY nuts :) hee hee!

My name is Tammie said...

Oh yeah, that is exactlly how my day went yesterday!! I am so sorry. Its not a good time. Dat is scusting. Poor Moma. ((hug))