Tuesday, March 29, 2011

This Is A First

This has never happened to us before.  We heard stories of it happening.  We empathized with other parents.  We nodded and gave hugs and offered our condolences, but secretly we were smug.  After all, we have three boys and it had never happened to us!  It was like a small miracle that we escaped this one nasty little mishap. 

But then the other night I was giving my little princess a bath and just like that our perfect record was tarnished.  One minute she was splashing and playing and I was oohing and aahing and laughing with her, and the next minute she was standing up with a weird look on her face.

"Uh-oh!  Oowie!" Grace said to me as she began to scrunch up her precious little face.

Immediately I knew what was about to happen and I sprang forward and swooped her up out of the bath.  Just a fraction of a second too late.

Grace had pooped in the bath.  My sweet little girlie-girl princess left a huge brick in the bathtub for me to fish out.

I sat her on the toilet as I cleaned out the bathtub and all of her bath toys.  The whole time I was saying, "Yucky!  Don't poopy in the bathtub!  That's gross!  Yucky!"  Grace watched carefully and repeated back to me, "Poop!  Ucky!"
"Gracie!  What did you do?  Did you poopy in the bathtub?"  I asked her again and again.

"No." She answered, using her most favorite word.

"Yes you did!  No poopy in the bathtub!  Uck!"  I kept reminding her.

Eventually she got the idea.  I hope.   

At least she had the sense to look properly embarrassed about it.


dawn klinge said...

Such a cute little face...
Yep, I've been there too. Yuck.

Tabor said...

This is probably a rite of passage for every parent that has more than one kid. Who could get upset with such a cutie?

Mom24 said...

It had to happen sooner or later. That picture is adorable though. (At least it was a brick not free floating pieces--just sayin'.)

Karen Deborah said...

I hope the poor little tike doesn't get constipated! She just had to go mom. Just add it to your list of credentials for being a real mom. Wait until one of them throws up all over the back of your neck in the car. That is really yukky.
My brother pooped in the tub with all of us in it. not just one brick either, a sea of tootsie rolls. I freaked out, traumatized me for life. See I still remember that.

Your baby is so CUTE!!! Great pics.

Tonya said...

Oh no I can't honestly remember any of my kids doing that! Unless I completely blocked it out because of the trauma of it! I'm so sorry that sounds nasty.

imbeingheldhostage said...
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imbeingheldhostage said...

OMGosh Kat! Stinking auto correct!! I was trying to say "Awww, but I bet she was cute doing it." Instead, I sounded like a sailor. so sorry! SO glad I was able to delete :-P

Hilary said...

Aww how cute is that! They just get so relaxed in a nice warm bath and it.. happens. She did recognize it at the "owie" stage. Poor thing.. her and YOU. ;)

And I can only guess at which word IBHH typoed. lol

MamaB said...

Both of my girls pooped in the tub, I agree at least it was a brick, Jill once had peanut butter poop in the tub...yeah that was fun!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Three boys with no incidents? That's quite the track record!

She is too funny with her hooded towel sitting on the potty. I'm sure she'll appreciate that picture one day. haha ;)

Rima said...

Ha! Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do.

Jill said...

Oh yes ... just dealing with this recently, I know how gross it is!

But she's sitting on the potty afterwards? How CUTE is Grace!!

Kelly said...

I still remember the shame of doing that myself once. Glad you're bringing her up right!

Jeni said...

Although I don't remember any of my three kids ever doing that, one has to realize it's been a long, long time since each of them was that small where they might have done something like that and my memory ain't always what it used to be. However, the two little grandchildren have done that on a few occasions. Not pleasant, for sure. But it still made me laugh.

Jeni said...

Right after I posted that comment above, I remembered one time when my older daughter was small and being potty trained that my Mom thought the kid had pooped on the floor. However, upon investigation, she realized that it was her fault because she had forgotten to put the "pot" under the potty chair!

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe after 4 kids that never happened to you before! And the sweet little GIRL child does it! Ha!

Anonymous said...

Her face in that last pic is SO adorable!! LOL Ha ha ha!

Anonymous said...

My aunt loves to tell the story about my cousin Matt pooping in the bathtub and lining his turds up on the edge of the tub according to height.

He grew up to be an architect.

Scrappy said...

Haha! Wow! You were pretty lucky to have three boys and not have than happen by now. :) She is adorable!

Kristen said...

She is so darn cute even though it is so yucky!!

Must admit we are in the smug parents club. Never happened to us and considering ours are now shower kids. Whew!!

Unknown said...

Can I just say that I think it's really funny that your girl was the first one to do it? ;-P That second picture is just TOO MUCH!! HA HA HA!

Cassie said...

I can't believe none of your boys ever did that. Jackson does it all the time LOL.

Lindsay said...

LOL! That's hilarious. I always thought the same thing about my nieces who would poo in the tub and think MY KID HAS NEVER DONE THAT! Insert baby #2. Remove foot from thoughts.


At least she's sitting on the potty for you!!

Cyndy Bush said...

Heee heeee, that last picture is SO cute! You know I really don't remember any of my kids doing that...but maybe I just repressed the memory! lol

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

That embarrassed face is just precious!

PS I can neither confirm or deny both of our kids doing it on numerous occasions.

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