What is worse than changing a poopie diaper?

Disclaimer: this post is about poop. Read it at your peril.

After lunch I took the girls upstairs for their nap. First I had Rachel sit on the potty. She had already peed in her diaper, but I didn’t let that stop me. Who knows when we might have success? Anyway, she sat there for close to 30 minutes. She was happy, Gabi was happy, but nothing happened. Fine. We tried. So I took them into their room and put them to bed with a kiss.

Rachel is in a transitional period where her nap is inconsistent. Nevertheless, I have her stay in her room and at least make it be a quiet time. (She still needs a nap every day, but there are times when she doesn’t sleep during quiet time only to fall asleep right before dinner. It is inconvenient, but I haven’t figured out how to solve that puzzle. That is for another post another time.) Anyway, today was one of those days when she was less than inclined to fall asleep. After a while I heard her moving around and then she made her way out the door. So I went to meet her on the stairs to put her back in her room only to be greeted by her ladyship in all her naked glory. I asked her “Where is your diaper?”

“I poopie,” she responded.

Oh, great. Okay, lets go take care of it. I went into her room to find the entire box of wipes on the floor with a few specks of poop on some of them. I got her cleaned off and a new diaper on. I found the poopie diaper on her bed, and next to it was a large quantity of poop in a wipe. Unfortunately Rachel hasn’t quite mastered the skill of cleaning her own poop, so poor Dora on her Dora the Explorer bed sheets had a chunk of poop on her face.

Rachel said “Poop Dora.”

I agreed, “Yes, Dora has poop.”

Anyway, we got the whole thing cleaned up and Rachel said after I finished, “thank you.”

Made the whole thing worth it.

Sort of.

Gabi kindly slept through the whole thing.

The answer to the question posed in the title of this post is cleaning up after Rachel changes her own poopie diaper.

Out of compassion for my dear readers, there are no pictures at this time.

Why did no one warn me how extremely complicated potty training is?

4 Replies to “What is worse than changing a poopie diaper?”

  1. I think it is one of those things that other moms don't mention because they don't want to discourage others from having children.

    Thank you for not posting pictures.

  2. That made me laugh and feel the pain all at the same time! Agreed, it is worse when they try to clean it up themselfs. And nobody mentioned this part to you b/c we all try to block it out of our memory never to be thought of again. Kinda like childbirth!

  3. All I can say, is that you are lucky. Just imagine the walls of the room smeared in poop. Yup. Been there, done that. . . enough said! And I think no one warns you because God blesses us with forgetful minds so that we will want more children to have to potty train. . .

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