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Learning curve, oh and poop

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All of Eleanor’s poop looks just like this. Seriously.

 

So the other day I literally caught poop in my hand. Despite being the mother of two, this was a first time experience for me. Obviously I’ve been pooped on, thrown up on, peed on, had things throw at me, been covered in projectile vomit repeatedly… You know, the usual badges of honour that us parents wear.

But this was, honestly, a first.

Sometimes I think that I can communicate with my baby. She seems to understand me when I babble things like ‘Who’s a pretty girl? You are! Are you pretty? You ARE! Who loves Mummy? YOU DO! Who’s my sweetie pie? YOU ARE!!!!’

(Also, I have to admit…. It is slightly humbling to hear your older child talk to your younger child in the baby voice you use. It makes him look slightly psycho. He’s four. And so that would make me…??? Old and more psychotic. Great.)

She smiles a lot while I say these (and even more ridiculous) things. So clearly we are communicating. And so when I ask her things like ‘Please don’t poop on me. Or pee. Please don’t poop or pee on me.’ as I am carrying her to the bath, I feel optimistic. Since we’ve been ‘communicating’, we’ve have no issues. 2 weeks ago, I started feeding her cereal and since then, things are a little more up in the air. Bowel movements are a bit up in the air these days….

Ie: Feed cereal. Poop it out instantaneously. Feed peas. Poop out immediately.

So I guess my plan of ‘feed dinner, immediately take a bath after’ probably was not the most well thought out plan I’ve had in recent weeks. Other plans that are equally bad? Eating hard boiled eggs bought at 7-11 for breakfast, forget to wash hands and lick fingers that are covered in dry formula and accidentally walk through puddle that is actually ‘garbage water’ (as in that liquid that leaks out of a dumpster).

Naked bottom holding with long distance walking is for sure up with these other special plans. And also, total potential Olympic fodder for future games.

Anyways, blah blah blah she pooped in my hand. Then we both took a bath and I sanitized my hand.

Parenting: a constant learning curve.

xoxo am

 

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Garden date with the Toddler

“I am not steak! You can’t just order me!”, Melanie Griffin shouted at one of the Baldwin brothers.

Yes, it’s Saturday night, Edward is working and I am watching Working Girl on Netflix because I clearly have impeccable taste in movies. I should add that I started watching it last weekend and am finishing it as we speak.

It’s ok, this much awesome is hard for anyone to handle…

So I cut all my hair off, went to V’s soccer game (it was a 50/50 game day for him), took him to the library, bought new plants, rearranged my garden, contemplated baking cookies but elected instead to put Vince to bed early. Much better plan.

Tomorrow I am going to head to Leu Gardens with the Little Man. For you locals, did you know that the Gardens are celebrating it’s 50th birthday and are offering free admission on your birthday for the rest of the year? I kinda wish I had known about this in July. When it was my birthday.

Even if it isn’t your birthday, it’s still only $7 for adults and $2 for children (through to grades 12). Not too shabby and, lets face it, a lovely way to spend time in Orlando… I haven’t been since Edward and I were scouting wedding locations in 2004, post-hurricane. I’m rather excited.

And I’m taking the camera. Good times! Check out the gardens here and as the weather cools down, hit them up! A great place to take the toddler for a chilled out stroll…

 

xoxo a.m.

 

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