Thursday, April 24, 2008

Sweet hour of poop?

Today was an insane day! What better way to vent by blogging! After spending 6 hours running kids around in the car, nursing, cleaning and changing countless diapers I can finally sit down! I had a funny experience today that I thought some of you Moms out there might get a kick out of so here goes...(and sorry, no pictures, but the story worth a read!)

For anyone who knows, the hours of 4-7pm are the hardest times of the day. The kids are cranky, I'm frantically trying to get dinner on the table and the house somewhat picked up from the day. Well, my chaos started exactly at 4pm! Let me paint a picture for you. I still have all three kids in diapers. Caleb is working on a potty training schedule but we haven't got it down yet (communication barriers), Gunner is coming along and Bree, well, she poops like 8-10 times a day.

DISCLAIMER: The rest of this post is intended for people with strong stomachs!

So, 4pm hits, Bree wakes up from her nap early, and starts crying. I'm making dinner and the boys are playing in the backyard. Then, the sprinklers go off and the boys run through them and get soaked! Of course, they kept their clothes on so I had to strip them down, dry them off and put new diapers and clothes on them. They had fun at least! I go back to making dinner and try calming my crying baby. I usher the boys outside. A few minutes goes by and I notice Caleb had pooped so I change his diaper (again) and meanwhile Bree is screaming. I put her in the baby swing and she calms down for a minute or two so I continue making dinner. A few minutes goes by again, and now, my boys are fighting with each other. I play referee and put both kids in time out. I go back to dinner. Bree starts screaming and I tell the boys they are allowed to come out of time out if they will be nice brothers. Gunner comes out and starts reading Bree a book to calm her down (nice brother behavior at its best!) and Caleb doesn't come out. I dont think much of it. Another few minutes goes by and its very quiet in the bathroom so I go check on him and as I open the door, I smell poop...again! I find Caleb naked, clothes tossed to and fro with poop squished into the floor. As I take another step in, I step in a puddle of urine! Oh the joys of motherhood! So, I take a deep breath, get Caleb cleaned up, dressed again and start cleaning up the bathroom. I come back to my dinner after thoroughly washing my hands. Meanwhile, Bree is screaming the chin quivering scream and Gunner ran off to a corner. Doing what, you ask? Pooping, of course! He comes back and runs up to me and says "Mommy, I found poop!" He had picked poop out of his diaper! Of course right!? So, now I clean up Gunner's hands, change his diaper, wash my hands, finish dinner and nurse Bree. I end my fabulous hour of chaos with changing Bree's diaper which, of course, was poopy!


Next time if anyone tells me being a stay at home mother is not work, I just might have to punch them out!



17 comments:

the bates motel said...

hahaha. funny story. i can only imagine! i know the hours from 4-7 really are the craziest! thanks for sharing! made me laugh :)!

The Gerard Family said...

I totally understand...my heart was pounding just reading this because I have been there!! YOu have alot of patience and thats why God did this to you today!! HAH HAH Have a good weekend

dustin and amy said...

What a day! Thanks for the laugh, I love to hear that other moms have crazy days just like me, make me feel somewhat normal.

Melody B. said...

Oh my heavens...what a day! I bet your POOPED...sorry I had to say it!:P What the heck are you feeding your kids over there to make them poop so much?:P Cut out some of those veggies and fiber would ya!:P Well, I guess you'll keep Purell and softsoap in business for a while longer!:)

brownymama said...

nice poopper!!!

Kari & Justin said...

That was one crappy hour! Kari, all I can say is I am glad I was at work. In the future though I would appreciate it if you gave some credit to those of us who are good poopers and go in the toilet.

JakenDebbie said...

Oh the joys...I feel your pain. It's always nice to know that others have "poopy" days too. :) It's crazy the way having 3 kids makes life just a little more hectic, but just enough to make us crazy!! Well, from what I hear, it's all the same after 3...so if you can make it through this, you can make it! :) I miss you, Kares! Love you!

brownymama said...

The other post was from Ryan! Sounds like a horrible afternoon. I've totally been there. Though I've never had 3 in diapers at one time, but with a new baby we always had two! Anna likes to paint her room with poop at nap time. Just makes you want to cry right? You are amazing!

Nuestra Familia said...

You are crazy for continuing the cooking. I don't do too much of that. But really you are amazing, what a day. when Mo does something with poo I get really mad because I knew and older kid with ds that would play with it, walls, carpet and everything. the parents thought is wasn't good but only would change the carpet and tile his room, so the boy kept doing it.
I hope your week is better.

Sommer said...

Oh, what a day! Hopefully some day you can look back & laugh, but for now it makes you want to pull your hair out! You are such a great mom.

Alisa Larson said...

Oh Kari - at least the rest of us are laughing and you will too....one day.....when all your kids are potty trained! :-) Don't you just love "Mommy Days" such as those! Hang in there!

Melody B. said...

I'll give you credit Justin (& Kari hopefully:P). Thanks for pooping in the toilet!:P

Karen said...

Hey Kari! I can relate. I'm so glad to read that others have crazy crazy days like I do--especially between 4 and 7. I'm feeling a bit more normal. Thanks for sharing.

Clay's gal said...

I know that feeling! My boys had the stomach flu last week. They were spewing from both ends for a whole week!!!! Of course it couldn't have been the 24 hour bug! As if that's not bad enough! I had to laugh to keep from crying!Clay and I took a little trip to Cali. after that nightmare!

Kristin and I are getting together Thursday I promise I will give her Bree's tutu!!

Family Journal said...

Oh my gosh. Just when you think things can't get any more gross! Bless your heart. Someday they will know how tough life is, and love you even more for it!!! PS. My friend and I call that hour right before dinner time "The Witching Hour". Seems to fit perfectly.

Castle Family said...

you are superwoman!! I would have gone drive thru after that!!

Holly Schwendiman said...

Oh the memories! Thanks for taking me back down that lane.

Hugs,
Holly