Tour de Poop: Bloopers of the potty learning kind
So it was entirely my fault that she had no underpants on. We're potty learning (which I keep forgetting while out of the house), and my daughter had pooped in them at our previous stop (the co-op). Having no others with me (oops), she was commando. Silly me to go on to another errand, sans panties. Good thing we were in a kids clothing store when IT happened.
I've had a lot of unexpected, odd, just plain funny moments as a parent, as I'm sure you have. But in my entire 5 and 1/2 years at this, tonight took the cake. I walked up to a sales clerk with a fresh poop in my hand, scooped off the store's hard wood floors moments before. Somewhat horrified, but also chuckling, I asked for a papertowel. Like that was gonna do it! Ha! Thankfully, the people were amazingly helpful and not one iota critical (thanks Baby Gap, Lloyd Center). The sales guy even told me it wasn't the first time - in his own words, "I've been to this rodeo before." And rodeo it was. Before we were outta there (and I naturally lost my cell phone), she'd pooped again and peed on the floor, then walked around a bit to create some nice footprints. Poor girl. Poor me. Poor store!
So on this first Monday morning of fall, let's make each other laugh with some of the other great potty learning moments in modern parenting history. Until now I had thought my son pooping on people's grass median strips en route home from the MAX station was the absolute worst (we learned to carry newspaper bags with us, like he was a dog). So do tell. Where did it happen to you? Were you prepared? I still feel like a need to wash my hands ...again.