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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Rude Awakening

This afternoon, when both kids were down for their naps, Jerry and I crawled into bed to take our own nap.  I was exhausted and, within minutes, was almost fully asleep.  But, then I heard Norah's bedroom door open and I could hear her softly padding across our bedroom floor to my side of the bed.

I opened my eyes, and she was standing directly in front of me, her index finger inches from my face; on the end, there was something I couldn't decipher, both because it was too close to my eyes to focus clearly and because my near-nap brain wasn't fully functioning.  Dear god, I moaned inwardly, please don't let that be what I think it is.

"I pooped in my underwear," she announced.

Yup, it was exactly what I had suspected.

Let's just fast forward here and say that I threw some underwear away.  It may sound wasteful to do so, but there are some messes that aren't worth the dry heaving, and a shitty pair of Ariel and Flounder panties are among them.

Besides, she won't even know they're missing: This girl has about 30+ pairs of panties, and about 10 of those feature Ariel.  I think she's good.

But to get to my point: this potty training business is a be-atch.

Just when we think she's on the verge of "getting" it, I get a poop finger in the face.

Anyhooooooo, today was day #22 of my running streak: Guess it's habit now, right?  Maybe if I can make daily running a habit, there's hope that Norah will eventually make potty training a habit.  Right?!


Mandy said...

That is the WORST! I had a similar experience with my oldest recently too....her underwear didn't make it either

Nobel4Lit said...

Oh man! Talk about a rude awakening... Yeah, I'd probably have chucked everything, too!

James said...

Yeah, that's never a good thing to wake up to. She'll get there, and soon you'll be down to one poopy child to deal with.

Amy said...

You know you're a mommy when ...

fancy nancy said...

Been there....yup threw them away!! We were at the track with my nieces and sister. My daughter came running up to me to say she had pooped her pants. My sister thought she had just gotten her out on speed work...no luck! I threw away the undies and we finished the workout!

Erika . . . with a K said...

Kids have a radar.... the second you fall asleep something happens and they will need you! Isn't potty training awesome?!

brunettechicagogal said...

We just started potty training. I'm not looking forward to the poop part.