Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Letter X

I've debated over whether or not to publish this particular post.... Oh, well, here goes.... Plug your nose!

X is for eXcrement, which i would not typically be my first choice for a fun game like ABC Wednesday, but my small, and usually very sweet, grandson provided the perfect opportunity this morning, and since I was struggling to come up with a word for the letter X, I'm taking my chances. Please be kind with comments.

I think perhaps the most scary messes associated with childhood come with hideous smells, gagging, and utter repulsion, but, for the sake of love (and threat of a long jail sentence), we somehow manage to find a way to clean up the mess and go on. We even manage to kiss those sweet faces once again, after being treated with lots of soap and several days time...

My dear daughter found her precious child covered in... um, well,... excrement... this morning. (No, that is NOT chocolate!) I hardly know whether to laugh, or feel terribly sorry for her predicament. I'm absolutely certain she is grateful today for her bathtub, a washing machine, and plenty of soap. Come to think of it, she's probably also thankful for his crib. At least the mess was contained.

I must admit, although my own children never tested me in quite this way, I did have a rather unpleasant experience with this kind of mess a little less than a year ago. One of those not so nice "Babysitter Tests". Ah yes! The wonder of being a child! (And I thought poop floating in the bathwater was disgusting... )

That's about all the eXcitement I can stand for one day.


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16 comments:

  1. Okay, I'm laughing!!!
    Because it happened to someone else, not me.
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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    1. I'm still trying to decipher his expression. (I laughed too, but don't tell his mommy.)

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  2. My kids never done this either. Steven has always been a bit of a germophobe, and I think he would have been absolutely repulsed to try this. Oh Jake, haha!

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    1. Consider yourself blessed, Rachel.
      Steven would just die if he had to clean something like that up.

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    2. "My kids never done"? Ei ei ei, I must have been tired when I wrote that.

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    3. I didn't even notice. (And I do stuff like that all the time.)

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  3. OMG!!!
    That is tooo funny!
    Reminds me of the time my youngest,still in the crib...did her bedroom window with the dreaded "X"...I was standing outside with a neighbour...who looked up to the window...and exclaimed.."Does {unnamed} have finger paints in her room?"...uh...no!
    Enough said!
    Laughed all the way to the tub!

    Enjoy your evening!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Oh, yuck! Guess I was just lucky with seven. You'd think one of them would have thought of it. Come to think of it, they thought of plenty.

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  4. OMG...too funny, but that's because it didn't happen to me. However, I did have the eXperience of waking up with my 2-year-old sleeping with me at the cabin (hubby wasn't there yet) with her stinking...she'd had diahhorea (sp???) in her diaper. Of course, no bathtub at the cabin so I got a big pan, stood her in it, and took off the diaper. OMG...well, I won't describe it. (GAG GAG GAG) That was...hmmm...34 years ago and I still remember it like it was yesterday! LOL

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    1. The trauma our children put us through! There ought to be some kind of medal given at the end of the job, don't you think?

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  5. I appreciate your gutsy post. This was one of the things I feared as a new parent; didn't happen, fortunately.
    ROG, ABCW

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    1. Parenthood is not for the fainthearted.

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  6. I never had to deal with that. I hope I never do. Ish.

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    1. A cold shower, I'm told, will cure this nasty habit, but Jakie's a little to young for that. Ish is right!

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    1. Exactly!
      And don't you forget it.

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