Thursday, January 31, 2008

Last Night's Bath Time Adventure

***Warning: Not for those with weak stomachs! This post is definitely a TMI post, but hey - it's my blog. :) Read at your own risk! Seriously, it's gross.***

Recently I altered Tree Faerie's bedtime routine to include a bath every night, especially since she gets a little wild and crazy with her food. Since making this change, bedtime has actually been a little easier. Sometimes she is too fussy to make it through a story, but the bath and bed routine really helps mark it as bedtime.

Last night after dinner I got Tree Faerie in the bath. We were playing with her bath toys and flinging them off the side of the tub back into the bath water, when all of the sudden she takes a dump. Not a nice solid dump that could easily be scooped out. Oh, no. She had a loose one - with corn! I have to assume she had corn at daycare, because I didn't feed it to her!

My first thought was, "EW! GROSS!" My second thought was to scoop it out, so I grabbed a wipe and tried to capture some of it while trying not to gag. Um, no. Did I mention it was loose? Well, Tree Faerie thought that capturing it was a good idea, so she tried to catch some. More gagging ensued while I snatched her out of the tub, wiped her bottom with a wipe, and then quickly scrubbed her down with a clean wipe or two or three. I deposited her on the floor on top of her towel so I could figure out what to do next.

Besides gag.

Or puke.

I hit the drain for the tub but decided the drain plug thing might catch some of the feces, so I unscrewed it and set it on the side of the tub. I threw all the toys in the sink and turned the hot water on full blast. When the water had mostly drained out of the tub, I turned off the sink and turned on the shower head, which thankfully we have one of those hand-held ones. I rinsed everything out of the tub and then threw the toys back in the tub for more rinsing. And spraying of Lysol. And gagging.

All the while my child is sitting naked on the floor having a grand time pulling each and every wipe out of the container.

I swear I washed my hands over a dozen times, and every time I thought about it, I wanted to gag. I still want to gag a bit. And tonight I will probably scrub the tub before her bath.

So, if you actually made it through this tale, please, please tell me I'm not alone in this!

15 comments:

Monnik said...

Hahaha! Funny story, and it's well told! This won't be your last poo in the bath story, I'm sure of it.

I've had poo, barf, and boogers end up in the bathtub between my three kids. Not to much fun.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

LMFAO!!!! Honey! I've been there and done that!

Miss-Miss poo'd twice in the tub. No gagging here, but LOTS of scrubbing and bleaching of tub and toys. Then, Miss-Miss back in tub for proper bath.

J-man has done it, too.

Poo - it's insidious!

Random said...

yesterday was just NOT a good day to be mommy, was it?! lol.

when boo was going through his afraid-of-the-bath phase we would take showers with him because it was just easier. i cannot count the number of times that i would turn off the water after getting us all clean and he would promptly pee all over me.

the few times he pooped in the bath it was solid, thank goodness. we've managed to escape both of these incidents with buggie, thank goodness... he just breaks out. :P

Andie said...

I am just rolling! I read your blog all the time but never comment. I couldn't pass this one up! I have SOOO had to deal with this one. And I have a major germ phobia. I actually bleached my tub ( and my hands in the process).

Shelly said...

Your story is too funny! I remember those "type" of poo days well!

XYZinn said...

That is so gross. That has happened to us before, at least a few times! Ew! Don't you think puke is worse though? Ryley puked this weekend in the night...all over her pj's, sheets, blankets, hair. It was so gross!

Annikke said...

Been there, done that and yes it is GROSS and I gagged too!

MilitaryMom said...

Wow, I commented earlier today, but I guess it didn't take.

I remember those day, and yes it is GROSS. All 3 of mine have done it a few times. So glad I'm out of that stage!

Teri said...

GAH! Note to self - take pill. :-)

Teri said...

And thanks for laughing with me (or is it AT me) over at Coal Miner's Gd. I love people such as yourself who are so easily amused. :-)

Patti said...

is it soup yet?!

ewwwwww......

Andrea said...

Monnik - Thanks for warning me that it won't be my last...

CMGD - so, what you're saying is that sh*t happens, right? Or as my mom used to say, "Doodoo Occurs."

Random - Not a good day to be a mommy, though I'm thankful I didn't have the same type of stress you did.

Andie - please, feel free to comment any time! Even if it's just to laugh at me! :) I love comments and am trying to get better about replying to them here since I don't have email addresses for everyone.

Shelly - Glad I could entertain you! I love your recipe blog!

XYZinn - I definitely think poo is the worst, especially the loose stuff. For some reason I can handle puke a lot better - probably because I've had to clean up my own...

Annikke - Good to know I'm not the only gagger! :D

MM - I've had that problem lately, too! If things go my way, I guess I won't be done with that for a long time...

Teri - You came to see me! I feel so special! You know, it's partially because of you that I now reply in the comments section. And whether I'm laughing with you or at you all depends on whether or not you're laughing... :)

Patti - Ewwwww! (I'm still not sure where the corn came from, though...)

TTQ said...

Fart bubbles are cute, like their very own jacuzzi, pooing the water is gross.

You know I don't have kids, but I do have pets, including a beagle with poor bladder control, he leaves a trail of pee drops everywhere, which of course I step in with just socks or barefoot..that makes me grossed out..oh and he peed in our bed the other night..not just drops but a big wet spot. Luckily I double sheet the bottom sheets, but i had to strip the whole bed.

Mama Luxe said...

My daughter never poops. Nope. And if she did, it most certainly would not stink. And she wouldn't EVER dream of doing it in the tub--especially not like that.

And just in case her future first boyfriend is reading any of this--she's too good for you and have her home by 10pm. ;)

carrie & troy keiser said...

Welcome to the ranks of MOTHERHOOD! Oh the joys of poop in the tub! It could be worse, she could be decorating the walls or her bed sheets! At least you could just wash it down the drain! :P Thanks for the laugh! :D