Sunday, October 25, 2020

Is Your Life a Rose Garden or Does Poop Mess it Up?

Is Your Life a Rose Garden or Does Poop Mess it Up?

There must be a Murphy's Law that says: "When you are dressed to the nines, that is when mishaps/mini disasters/poop happens."

My daughter, her two children, my husband, and I had attended the Celebration of Life service for a dear friend of ours. It was exceptionally hot outside and we were anxious to get home. My husband was in the rear seat of the SUV facing our one-year-old granddaughter in her car seat. Hubby entertained the baby as she giggled having a great time with Papa.  

"Why did you give her chocolate?"  Hubby shouted from the rear of the SUV.

"What chocolate? I didn't give her any chocolate. William, did you give your sister some chocolate?

"MOM, it isn't chocolate.  It's POO!"



Brie had been cleaning out her diaper and handing the poo to Papa. She thought it was a great game.  Papa.....not so much. It was too late. He had already taken some 'chocolate' from his granddaughter.

We were on a busy highway with narrow shoulders not allowing much room to clean the baby or the car. Remember we are dressed up, it is hot outside and all we had were some baby wipes. No water. No BAG to make the deposits.

Rochelle stripped the clothes off of Brie, put them on the side of the highway which I protested for a moment.  "Mom, do you want to hold them in your lap the rest of the way home?"

Placing Brie on the driver's seat, it was my job to clean her using wipes. It was in her hair, under her nails, everywhere. It was Rochelle's job to clean the entire car seat, the window, the door, and the floor......all with one box of baby wipes. And we could only open the car door halfway.

The moment that will be etched into my mind forever was the look on Papa's face when he realized, "This ain't chocolate!"

POOP HAPPENS

We can get angry......or play the blame game -- or find the humor in it and move forward. All of us have unpleasant moments in our lives. All of us have had our share of drama and trauma. How we deal with it and use it as a stepping stone rather than a setback makes us stronger....and wiser.



13 comments :

  1. Why did I have to read this today? LOL My meds and I aree having a slight disagreement then I read about poop as chocolate...

    Wasn't it smelly? Lesson for the day: Be wry when a diaper-wearing child hands you chocolate... LOL

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    1. Lesson learned! By the time he smelled it, it was too late.

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  2. Lol! The weekend for it!
    We were camping this weekend in my daughter's and her family's RV, and she was on a new medicine ...
    I was out by the campfire, so the bathroom was aired out by the time I came in ...

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  3. This Halloween, beware of those passing out chocolate.
    Today I saw a cute photo on Facebook of a child, dressed for a Halloween that might not happen, as a ghost with a sheet over his head and holding a sign that says "Boo Sheet".

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  4. Such a memorable moment! My sister tells a story about one of her children doing something a little similar. It still provides giggles from all of us except her! Thanks for beauty memory and smile.

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    1. Glad to have given you a smile and a giggle. Thank you for commenting

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  5. Oh God ,my aunt in law asked us a similar question and my daughter was around one year 8 months back then.This was uncanny

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  6. Oh, Lord, what a funny story, Carol! Yes, poop does and will happen; it's how we deal with it that counts.
    Blessings!

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  7. Everyone will laugh about this after a few years pass, but I'm sure it was super-stressful at the time. Wow, what a mess.

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  8. I had a great laugh reading this today. I can see Papa's face as he went to eat that POO :D

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