Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Poop Story

I think every parent has a poop story. I can remember my mom sharing a poop story with us on more then one occasion. I guess I've been a parent long enough to finally have my own poop story, so here goes.

A couple days ago the girls were just not going down for a nap. It was a flat out battle and I did not win. Miss M was pretty mad at me for making her stay in her bed but eventually she calmed down enough to at least get some quiet time in. I could hear the girls talking to each other but I thought I'd at least take some quiet time over no time at all.

When I decided it was time for them to come out, I opened the door and was met by a horrific smell of feces! I looked right at Miss M and said, "where did you poop?!?" She started pointing to a few spots. I quickly assessed the situation and realized it was bad....bad bad. She had apparently pooped on her blanket but got it all over herself while she was at it. She took off her blanket and her MATTRESS COVER and proceeded to use the mattress as her toilet paper! There was poop smeared ALL OVER her mattress!

I not-so-calmly took her to the bathroom to clean her up. I then cleaned up the blanket. But what to do about the mattress? I called a few people for advise and finally turned to the world wide web for answers. A google search led me to another woman's blog who had a similar story only on the carpet. She suggested hydrogen peroxide as it is known to get out blood stains. I dowsed the mattress in it and let it sit for a while. Then I used our handy dandy small carpet cleaner and put enzyme killing pet cleaner in it. Between the 2 of them, it seemed to do the trick. The mattress doesn't have any odor nor stain. I hope you never encounter this type of poop story but if you do, I highly suggest hydrogen peroxide and an enzyme killer.

Do you have a poop story? Do share and we can commiserate!


Molly said...

haha that is kinda funny!! I had one like that, but it were it leaked out of Hailey's diaper and when i went up there to get her she was taking a nap i found her playing in it like rubbing all over all her stuffed animals i n her crib all over the sheets everything it was so gross!!

Pam said...

Congrats on your initiation into the darker side of motherhood! Definitely a "non-glamorous" job. ;-)

Jackie said...

yuck! Have you seen those mattresses that have those zipper seal plastic covers- they're hypo-allergenic and used for potty training. That is what Jacob has and on one wet incident it was very beneficial. Oh I had a dream I was you the other day- totally had 3 extra kids and we were putting up more cribs, it was bizarre. I have a ton of respect and admiration for what you are doing!

Ruthie Aguilera said...

That is too funny! I have so many of those...more recently with Payton. Her new thing is to lounge her hands in her diaper near her bottom...it's a blast.
You handled it better than I would have :)