Sometimes, I find when you do something quite often it is easy to get discouraged and want to run out the nearest exit and scream “I quit!”.
Well once you’re a mom “quit” does not seem to be an option. You suck it up and deal. I found myself in exactly this predicament yesterday. I witnessed #3 of my top 3 grosses kid-poop-related incidents.
I have recently switched over to cloth diapers and being distracted and busy the night before I left a soiled diaper on top of the pail. When I woke in the morning and staggered into my laundry room to obtain some school clothes from the dryer, I discovered IT. #3 grossest poop thing ever. 1 poopy cloth diaper with a large community of fruit flies having a conference of some kind inside. (shudder). It was in that moment of weakness that I decided my baby’s butt was going directly into a disposable diaper. Why did I do this in the first place? I am so not a hippy.
My day went on, still in my anti-eco mind state, after a little over a month of positive change I was going down hill. I needed some fresh inspiration.
I decided to watch the 11th Hour Documentary.
Baby’s butt is now comfortably resting in his cloth diaper.
In hopes to inspire more to hop up and make a change I am assigning everyone to watch or re-watch the 11th hour! youtube, amazon (Canada or US), Google your local library to see if they have it in (request they do), rent it, buy it, whatever it takes this is your assignment! If it can snap me out of the poop-gross-out induced eco depression, it will work for you!
Other top 2 gross poop related incidents:
#2 While potty training my 2 year old girly, she had a poop on the bathroom floor. I was in my best domestic form and quickly putting laundry away when I slipped on this hidden jem on the floor. Creating skid marks across my floor and falling on my ass. Poop sock.
#1 When my oldest A, who is now 6, was about 18months I went to retrieve him from his crib after a nap. He did the old poop in diaper then remove and paint his body and crib with poop trick. Gag. It took 3 baths and A LOT of scrubbing to deal with that one. He still makes me tell him that story from time to time and thinks that it is hilarious.
These cases aside most of the time I really don’t mind cleaning poop!
Assignment for the weekend: watch the 11th HOUR for inspiration!
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