“What’s this Mommy?”

15 Jan

Last week it was really hot.  Like 35 degrees (95f).  And humid. Ick.  Did I mention we don’t have any airconditioning?  Anyway, the kids and I were disgustingly hot and sticky, so we got the pedestal fan out of Aaron and my bedroom and planted it in the playroom (aka the living room…).  I stripped Daniel down to his nappy and Hannah went one step further, choosing to be completely starkers.  We laid on the living room floor, arms out wide, relishing the kinda cool air from the fan.

A little while later, Hannah held something up. It was small, about the size of a pinky fingernail. And dark.

“What’s this Mommy?” She asked me, inspecting it.

She didn’t really let me answer. “It’s a poo nugget,” she stated.

I laughed.  How could I not laugh? “It’s not a poo nugget sweetie!  Maybe it’s a raisin?”

I went over to investigate anyway.  I didn’t want her eating random raisins off the floor.

Then I saw it.  Next to her foot there was indeed a poo nugget. It must have fallen off the tiny piece in her hand when she picked it up. Oh my gosh, my daughter was holding up a piece of poo.  In her hand. EEEEEWWWWWW!

“Oh, it is a poo nugget!”

I got some toilet paper from the bathroom and picked up the nugget and the disgusting nuggety fragment from her grubby little hand and flushed it down the toilet, washing our hands vigorously afterwards.

A bit later she was next to the couch.”Oh, there’s another poo nugget.” She told me.

I didn’t doubt her for a second this time.  I looked all around, but all I found was a piece of fluff.

“Do you mean this?”  I asked her.

“Yeah, it’s a poo nugget.”

Thank goodness it wasn’t.  I threw the fluff away.

The next day I was sitting on the couch.  Something icky kept filling my nose.  Something poopy.  I sniffed around like a dog on the scent of a rabbit.  I got down on all fours, nose to the ground and moved forward toward the scent as it got stronger.  Finally I came to the edge of the couch.  The smell was strong there.  I looked all around, but couldn’t see anything.  It didn’t help that our carpet is a disgusting 80s brown, shaggy thing.

But there it was, under the couch.  Under the couch?  How in the world does a poo nugget get under the couch?  I’m not sure I want to know.  But I was in the playroom/living room with them when Hannah had her nappy off, and I certainly didn’t see her pooping.  Nor did I see her putting anything under the couch.  Not to mention that poo nugget was about 10 feet away from the other poo nugget.  WTF? I’m not sure I want to know….

On the plus side, ever since that day, Hannah wants to wear underpants. But, she doesn’t actually want to sit on the potty, so I’ve been spending a lot of time with a towel and the carpet cleaner.  Sigh.

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11 Responses to ““What’s this Mommy?””

  1. Kristine January 15, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    ahh, potty training! :/ i’m going to start with my two year old in a few short months and i’m already dreading it! good luck!

  2. sarah January 15, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    ha ha this has actually happened to me more than once with my 3 year old and 20 month old. The worst was when my son put his hand in his diaper and took it out when he was about 2 and said oooh I have mud in my butt….the things they never tell you:)

  3. LB(cruiseshipblogger) January 15, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    Don’t they have pull-ups in Australia?

    • Sheri (Mommy Stuff Blogger) January 15, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

      yeah, but they just feel like a nappy when on. They still absorb stuff and she doesn’t get that pee-running-down-her-leg feeling, so they do nothing to help with potty training. She wears pull-ups (well, knock off pull-ups) whenever she needs a nappy (i.e. nap and bed time, or if we’re out somewhere that doesn’t have a bathroom).

  4. Kristen January 16, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    The frequent accidents will die down, don’t worry 🙂 My daughter got the hang if underwear that way, and it really worked.

  5. Cassey Shaw January 16, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

    Love this blog! New follower.. Can’t wait to continue reading your posts. Will you follow me too?

    • carrie January 16, 2012 at 11:56 pm #

      I think that has happened to everyone…too funny!


  6. Gems January 17, 2012 at 2:24 am #

    Button was great about me ending the nappies, except for when it came time to poo. He would be free all day, using the toilet for pee pee but when it came to pooping, he HAD to have a nappy on. It was very strange but eventually he got over it and we are a nappy-less family with proper use of the bathroom (for the most part – they are boys!) 🙂

  7. A. E. January 18, 2012 at 3:30 am #

    Ohhhhhh . . . Fingers crossed for cool weather?

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