Sunday, March 29, 2009

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A very messy adventure!!!

PhotobucketAs I read the post "Diapering Times Two!" post I remembered I had written about one of my adventures from a couple of months ago! I thought you and yours might get a laugh out of it, since you all can appreciate a good cloth diaper story.

I was sitting on my favorite chair with my children, watching Toy Story 2, when suddenly there was an abnormally intense stench of poop. I looked down to notice that Glory, my two-year-old, had taken her poopie FuzziBunz off (again!) and placed it on my chest, and the big ball of poop rolled out onto my shirt.

(note: when you have five little kids climbing on you, spitting on you, hugging and delivering toys, shoes, and miscellaneous items from all over the house, then you can kind of understand how she could plop a diaper on my chest while I'm zoned out in front of a movie without noticing...)

UGH! I scooped the poop back into the cloth diaper and grabbed Glory's hand; off to the changing table we go, poop smeared down her legs. I plopped the poo in the toilet and then plopped Glory on the changing table. Alas, out of cloth wipes!

I scrounge around for a dirty shirt, or something, and dunk it into my wipes solution. By now her poo has smeared all over the changing table that didn't have a cover on it (can someone say LAUNDRY BACKED-UP?). She holds up her dainty little hand to show me it's covered with poop. I wipe off her hand, finish diapering her, and then go wash her hands. Meanwhile, Frank (my then 7 months old) starts crying.

After finishing Glory off I went out to the livingroom and fetched Frank out of his Johnny-Jumper. Mother knows... he must have pooped.

So back to the changing table I went. Upon opening up his FuzziBunz I saw exactly what I expected- only worse! Because he was in his Jumper the poo had gone up his back. (but thankfully not out the back of the diaper- gotta love those FuzziBunz!)

OOPS! I forgot! I don't have any wipes! So I left Frank on the changing table and went scrounging for something, ANYTHING, that could resemble a cloth wipe. I grabbed an old sock. But while I was gone not only did he smear that which was still stuck on his rear onto the changing table, but he was also kicking the dirty diaper, so his feet were also covered with poop.
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I grabbed another dirty shirt to use as a barrier between his rear and the changing table pad, went to dunk the sock into the wipes water to find that the wipes water tub was out of water!!!!!!!!! So I ran to the sink and filled it quick, returned to the table, wiped Frank down and got him new clothes. Don't forget, I had a poop ball on my chest before all this started, and the stench reminded me. So I changed into a fresh shirt and sprayed his dirty diaper out with the diaper sprayer!

When I returned to the other four children they were still quietly watching the movie... except for a few stray chunks of fried chicken on the living room floor that Glory had got into while I was diapering Frank, the house had gone unscathed during my diapering adventures. I sat down on the couch with the kids and...

.... Frank threw up on my clean shirt.

Ahhhh, the adventures of parenting! Life would be so boring without children!


- Angela, Wife to: Sonny; Mom to: Cassie, Seth, Grace, Glory & Frank

36 comments:

Kelly said...

LOL - that was funny (and too familiar)! I just have to say that I am SO GLAD to have discovered that cloth diapers are GREAT at preventing that poop-up-the-back thing. My daughter always seems to have poop that wants to go up her back, but thanks to the elastic on the waist of cloth diapers, she no longer gets a blow out that (as my husband says) "breaks containment." Thanks for the chuckle! :)

Jess said...

OMGOSH! That is HORRIBLE!!!! Having 4 lil ones myself I totally understand lol

Upstatemomof3 said...

Oh my goodness!! I am now hysterical laughing!! I totally see that happening at my house - although in my case some are mine and some are daycare kids. But really with that many kids craziness ensues. :)

Nikki said...

LOL....that sounds amazingly familiar. With my 2 kids and my sister's 3 (whom I babysit) there's always something going on. Thanks for sharing! It's nice to know that I'm not the only one with such adventures.

Katrina said...

Fun story. We just wouldn't have any fun stories without our kids now, would we?

Kelly said...

Diaper changes sure can be an adventure. Being a mommy is definitely not a boring job!

Brena said...

Snap, mad props! I feel like that too sometimes, but I only have one!

EdenSky said...

LOL, nice poop story! These are the adventures you never dream of before kids.

Brittany said...

Lol, that is great! Thanks for sharing your story!

TheOGMamaBear said...

I need a diaper sprayer!

Secret Mommy said...

Oh my gosh! This is THE most awesome story EVER! I only have one baby right now and want a BIG family, so these are the moments I probably have in store for me!!!!!! I love it that you maintain your sense of humor. What else, after all, could you do with poop and vomit on your chest and pooh all over 2 kids? :)

CalebNKylesMommy said...

The things we moms have to deal with, LOL. Beautiful family by the way :)

Lauren said...

I don't know whether to laugh or cry!! I am about to have two in diapers again!

Kelly said...

What a great funny parenting and cloth diaper story. I truely believe the more the merrier and the more stories you will have.

momma2thestrainkids said...

i just wonder what any stay at home wifes with out children do all day .. ???watch soap opras and eat bon bons..lol..you arent truley living until you have kids.. and that is free pass to play on the play yard at mcdonalds and in the park..

Kristin said...

Oh wow! I want my kids close together... guess I'm in for an adventure! I've nannied before but never for kids in cloth diapers. Should be fun!

AScott said...

That just made my life seem so simple only having one baby!

MeghanT said...

Great story! I've had days that sound like that with just two kids. I think every Mom can relate in some way! I bet you were ready for nap time after that.

A Psych Mommy said...

I have yet to have poop actually get on my shirt! I'm guessing it will happen sometime in the future! (but I'm of course hoping not!

the momma said...

What a riot! We haven't had adventure s quite like that, but when our DD#3 arrives (should be this or next week) I expect there may be more chaos than ever before!

mearat said...

OMG super ewwwwwwwwwwww. LOL

Liz said...

What a great story! Being a mommy is never boring and is full of laughter (and a few tears!) Thank you for sharing!

Beloved Daughter said...

So funny and true.Life would be boring without little ones.

khrysdoll said...

LOL! Your story was pretty crazy.

Diane said...

Oh my goodness! That sounds like my typical day, except I only have two! You are a saint.

tjandjmkahrs said...

I had to laugh, I've had days like that. Good story, thank you for sharing!

austins mom said...

LOL!!!!! You gotta love being a Mommy! They sure do keep us on our toes!

Chic Mama said...

Oh Mama!! How horrible! Now if only I hadn't read that during breakfast!

Katie said...

So funny!! Makes me laugh (and then sigh a little knowing that may easily be me someday!!)
Thanks for sharing!!

Day to Day Tripper said...

Love the Fuzzi Bunz as well. My son always leaks out the back of disposables....he NEVER does with his prefolds or Fuzzi bunz.

Suzy said...

I no how you feel. I have one in trainers, one in dipes/trainers, and one in dipes. And of course all need to go at once.

Amanda said...

I just had to pick my jaw up off the floor. lol. Wow....5 kiddos. I'm only on # 1 and sometimes my days feel SO hectic ... I can't even begin to imagine what it's like w/ 5. God Bless You! :)

Denise said...

Oh, I've had days like that!!! Your kids are adorable!!!

Tania said...

That is funny and its good to know that there are mom's with kids that won't stop taking off poopy dipes! Mine decided she can take hers off every time she poops! Praying that she'll potty train quick! lol, thanks for sharing.

Jaime said...

Before children, this story would have grossed me out... Now, with two kids, all I can do is empathize and laugh.
Life would be so boring without kids :-)

Heather M said...

That's parenting! It was hilarious! Don't know how you do it though. I have one 2 yr old and that's enough for me. Thanks for sharing!