Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Thrifty finds and a story about poop

It certainly is nice having John home for the summer. One of the perks is that I actually get to go to the thrift store by myself, and on the 25% off day nonetheless. I was trying to find a few finishing touches for my swap (for which I was successful) and ended up finding some other goodies as well. I swiped up this lot of See, Hear, and Read books with records.
They're so cute I can't stand it. Even a Strawberry Shortcake one. I had these books when I was a kid and had one of those tiny little record players in my room. Oh, how I loved them.

I also found this cute vintage paper tablecloth. I think the print is just so darling and I wish it were fabric!! Anyway, it is still in the package and I'll probably use it for some papercrafting.


And now, the reason why you're probably really reading this post. The poop story. Now, if you don't like poop stories, stop reading!! It goes something like this:

Last night Isaiah went to bed surprisingly easy. I said yesterday that he hadn't been sleeping well, so this was a much welcomed easy night to bed. Ohh, wishful thinking. He woke up around 10ish and I brought him into my bed where he promptly fell back asleep. Sometime after My Life on the D-List, I fell asleep next to him, only to be kicked and pushed by Isaiah in his sleep. Shortly after that, he woke up and stayed up until 1:15 at which time I called John at Outback and asked him if he was going to be home soon because I was too delirious to deal with Isaiah. Long story short, Isaiah stayed up and played until about 3ish and then slept with us, only to wake up at 7am. Being the good, tired parents we are, we put him in his crib. I thought we were in the clear and we heard no noise until 8:15. I just thought it would be o.k. for him to play in there for awhile. No one told me that a kid screaming and making monkey noises meant that the child needed something. Who knew. I walk in the room, only to find Isaiah standing naked in his bed, a poopy diaper on the floor, and several poop smears on the crib, activity box, and sheets. Oh yeah, and all over Isaiah's face. Why didn't I think to take a picture!?!? Surely he'd want to see that photo in his wedding collage.

Several notes to self next time (and hopefully there won't be a next time)

1. Do not put child in bed in just a diaper. Pants with suspenders are necessary.

2. If a child is screaming loudly and making strange monkey noises, one should check on him pronto. Don't play the waiting game with your husband to see who will get up first.

3. After child won't go to bed at 3am, put a note on him "Free Cute Baby" and leave him on the curb. Just kidding, I'd wait til morning when there are more people awake.

I know I'm not the only delirious poopy smeared mama out there. Please tell me someone feels my pain!! Oh, and my favorite quote from John. "Did he think that if he made monkey noises that it would be ok for him to smear his poop!?!"

18 comments:

Jody said...

I can't help but laugh about the poop story. My oldest son did the same thing ... all over his white crib, white bedding, blue walls ... He's 9 now, and we still tell the story whenever family gets together.

Anina said...

You are not! Josh did the exact same thing when he was about the same age. There was poop EVERYWHERE! It took hours to dig it out of his ears and out of every nook and cranny of the crib. Alas, I didn't take a photo either. Probably because I was too busy searching for the plastic gloves...

Mary said...

I did take pics of Liesl's poop story. I sent them to our family with just one sentence: "That's not chocolate." It was disgusting.

Darcy said...

Hi! I followed a link to your site from jump up and down. I have had a poop story similar to this with 2 of my 3 kiddos. I remember gagging through the entire cleaning too!

Sarah and Jack said...

OMG! LOLOLOL

I am so, so, so lucky, but Jack is actually terrified of getting poop on him.

Jess said...

Oh my gosh, this story was hysterical - especially the monkey noises part. Do you have any idea how lucky you are he wasn't flinging poop like a monkey!?

lera said...

Okay, my Carter did some similar poopy things. Although, he did not make monkey noises. He was the stealth poop player -- completely silent. Unfortunately he went through this "phase" while I was pregnant with #3 and having morning sickness. Luckily, my husband was home for most of it. It happened several times. I didn't take pix the first few times, though. The one time it was so horribly bad that I could smell it downstairs (he was upstairs, playing .... playing in poop) in the middle of the day. Joe was already living in Ohio waiting for us to move out there with him. I took pix and emailed them to Joe at work. It was hideous. I wanted him to feel my pain.

My advice to you: Even if Isaiah is quiet, check on him. He may learn to be silent. Don't be fooled into thinking that he is sleeping in. If you wake up first, RUN don't walk into his room.

Good luck.

Heidijayhawk said...

my girls would never have thought of doing such a thing. parker on the other hand...i think i may be blacking things out.

breanna said...

Great story! I can't stop laughing. Braeden had his diaper off the other day, and kept on saying "poopy", so I went to check it out. He had pooped on his sisters tutu that was on the floor. You should have heard her scream! I too had a little record player when I was young. Oh, how I loved it...

Cici said...

the girl always had sense enough to keep her hand out of her diaper. the boy did it once. quietly. all over. and was then mad at me for taking his favorite sheets/pillowcase off (he left the crib early) and washing them. no pictures.

I am Jen said...

Oh gosh. Poop. Everybody poops. Some eat it. Some play with it. Those middle of the night playtimes are a bit tiring though. And to only wake up to poop being everywhere. You poor momma.

beki said...

Thanks for a good laugh this morning! Sadly (not) I don't have any good poop stories, but then I still have one baby diapers - it could be coming.

Chara Michele said...

Eww! Do girls do this too? If not, I think I am going to hope that I have little girls:)

Felicia said...

Love your new thrifty treasures :)

African Kelli said...

oh man. I think I'd be gagging while cleaning that up. You poor thing!

TinkerBlue said...

I'm sorry but I had to laugh.

At least he was in his crib and not in your bed still.

Tuesday said...

Ohhhhhhhhh momma, I can't help but laugh....

been there done that...
LOL ;)

Sending you some ((((((((((((hugs))))))))

Karyn said...

That is so funny!!!!!

Thanks for sharing your poop story!

I also think you did great at the thrift store. I can't wait to go to Value Village tomorrow (maybe even tonight).