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When it comes to Motherhood you’re suddenly put in all these situations that you would really rather not be in. They’re all rather embarrassing and they almost all stem from your child just being a child. There’s really nothing you can do about it.
As they say, kids will be kids but that doesn’t make the situation any less mortifying!
Some of you may have heard this story before, if you’re a long time reader, it’s hidden deep within my archives but it’s always worth telling again.
Mason was born in the middle of winter, January 30th 2010. Virginia had some of it’s biggest snow storms to date that winter. It snowed the day he was born and we got another foot a couple of days after he was born. People were calling it Snowmageddon.
By the time Mason’s first doctor’s appointment rolled around we were so freaking excited to get out of the house! FREEDOM! We were the parents who said that we weren’t going to take him out of the house for a full month, but we quickly decided that it wouldn’t count if we went straight from his doctor’s appointment to Target and kept him covered the entire time. So off we went with dreams of growing baby and Target in our future.
On the way to the appointment B swore that Mason pooped, I told him I smelled nothing so he must not have and B insisted that he did so I patted myself on the back for being so amazed with my baby that I don’t even smell his poops!
Once we got to the appointment B started filling out paperwork while I decided to changed Mason’s “poop” diaper. He was on the chair and I was directly in front of him (this will be important for a good visual later). I opened his diaper and there was nothing there, I smugly turned to B and told him “I told you he didn’t poop”. I turned back to Mason and he immediately started peeing all over me. Little boy pee going up in the air an everywhere I frantically began cleaning up the mess and right when I thought I had it under control he started to poop. Picture it like this scene from How I Met Your Mother except the confetti isn’t confetti. It’s poop.
Breastfed baby poop. Have you ever seen breastfed baby poop? It’s LIQUID. Gold. Liquid.
Cue the freakout. I was screaming, B was screaming and little Mason was just sitting there happy as a lark.
His poop was everywhere, all over my shirt. In my hair…EVERY WHERE.
After Mason was all cleaned up and then myself B said to me.
“So I guess we’re not going to Target?”
With remorse I explained to him that we would in fact be going to Target.
So yes, I was that new Mom who walked around with poop on her shirt and possibly still in her hair but it was worth every second because I needed to get out of that house even if it was just for a stroll around Target!
Years later this wouldn’t even phase me in the same way that it did then, sure it would be gross but I don’t think either one of us would be freaking out in the same way that we did. We do elimination Communication with Kyla so I’ve been pooped on multiple times this time around since sometimes I think I’m awesome and let her go diaper free and she quickly reminds me I am not quite there yet with catching on to her “I’m going to pee or poop” signals.
Now when I have moments like these I take deep breathes. And I soak up the little things in life. This too shall pass.
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