Another Sunday night poop story….. I know that you are very excited. I can feel it.
Poop is a ‘regular’ event over here. A fantastical event at least once a week that usually leads to extra cleaning on my part……
Today started with M offering to change a dirty diaper. What you say?? What kind of crazy thing is this?? What kind of parallel world are we living in? Men offering to change diapers without being provoked? Lord only knows what this is about, but I happily accept any and all offers…
So offer accepted, off they went to the changing table to sort things out.
We have to give V something to occupy himself while he is getting changed. Otherwise, he will flip himself over onto his tummy and smear poo everywhere. This we know from lots of experience… LOTS of experience.
Daddy handed V a book to look at while he unstrapped that nasty diaper.
Oh, that poor poor book….
That book was grabbed with such enthusiasm, waved all around and then suddenly (and without any warning) was abruptly shoved down the front of his diaper (suddenly and abruptly, in case you didn’t get that) A diaper that was quite well filled.
A surprised loud laugh is what brought me into the room. M turned to me, laughing, and handed me a book.
The book that was covered in poop.
‘Oh, thank you! My favorite thing!”
A book that I chose to not clean and, instead, deposit in the garbage.
The West Coast in me screaming out that I could have salvaged it instead of throwing it out. But, lets face it, it was not salvageable. There is no way that I would have been able to clean that book up and look at it other than the book that V poop-smeared.
I am sure that the smell would have clung. Or I would have imagined the smell clinging to it. And my fingers as I was holding it. And to V’s hands and face, as that’s where books usually go. I do not want to be the poop family. Really.
And so, it was hand-carried (finger-tips only) to the garbage and dutifully deposited into our trash.
Sorry book. I can no-longer accept you in our household once you have been smeared. Your memory as one of V’s first books will live on in our minds…..
You will forever be remembered as “The book covered in poop”. We will never forget you…. and neither will V’s future girlfriends…