Thursday, November 15th 2007
Poo Perfumed Lasagna, Anyone?

Tonight there was a twenty minute period where all things were lovely. Ethan-7yr was ahead on studying for the week, and happily in his room. Caden-3yr and Seth-2yr were in the backyard discovering the joy of throwing a frisbee at each other. No not TO each other – AT each other. I was in the kitchen, reheating the lasagna I’d made yesterday (yes, really!) and talking on the phone with my sister. It was a really good twenty minutes.

Those twenty minutes came crashing to a stop when Caden-3yr came to the back door, cold, and every last bit of him dripping wet. It’s about 6p degrees out there, and he’s shivering. He said that Seth-2yr had turned on the hose, chased him, and squirted him. And Seth-2yr did a VERY efficient job of this, or Caden-3yr didn’t run. Not sure which. Seth-2yr was completely soaked too, and wearing a very proud grin.

Aunt LaLa suggested a warm bath, we hung up, and I started getting the kids ready. Seth-2yr complied quickly, and I went to start the bath. It was then that I heard Caden-3yr say, “Here Seth-2yr, you throw this away!” I went back and saw Seth-2yr holding a Pull Up, and his little tummy covered in poop. Now, Caden-3yr is potty trained, but wears Pull Ups at nap. He usually takes them off the second he wakes up, although obviously not today, and he does NOT poo in them. So why he had a Pull Up on, and why there was poop in it is all very unusual, but that he handed it off and coated his little brother in it is what really started the chaos. So Seth-2yr is covered in poo – not his own for once, and then, because Caden-3yr told him to throw it away, he tries to throw it away.

The beautiful homemade lasagna smell that was in the kitchen just minutes before…? Gone. Replaced. EW.

By the time the little ones are in the bath there is poo on two boys and three rooms, and the scent fills the house. Mmmm. I get the kids and the house clean, and we eat and try not to breathe through our noses. Not the dinner I’d envisioned.

It really, really makes me appreciate those twenty minutes.


9 Comments on “Poo Perfumed Lasagna, Anyone?”

November 15th, 2007
11:03 am

You know, looking on the perky side, at least you already had the bath run. Would have been even worse if there had been some sort of running out of the lounge room frantically trying to run the bath before the spreading began situation….
Or is it not far enough in the past to look at the bright side yet? :)

Hi there! Found your blog yesterday but have done the ‘stalkerish reading lots of archives’ thing and feel like I’ve been reading for aaages.


November 15th, 2007
6:08 pm

Ewwww. Been there (thought I can’t remember ever having one child get poo on the other), life with 3 kids can be fun, huh!? On the bright side, bedtime did come, and then maybe you got another 20 minutes before you fell asleep! :)

November 15th, 2007
9:36 pm


November 16th, 2007
3:26 pm

Wow. I had no idea that’s how that saga ended. My nose is so glad not to have been there.

Btw, that headline may be in your hall of fame for the grossest ever!

November 16th, 2007
6:16 pm

EWW! And yet, how wonderful to appreciate the blessings when they are there…no matter how brief! And, one day, you all will look back at this and smile! Like when your sons are grown and you remind them!!!!! LOL~!


November 17th, 2007
5:21 pm

Yuck. Yep, been there too. I always try to think how episodes like that are just God’s way of helping me lose that stubborn baby weight…I’m known to think: EW! I will never eat again.

November 20th, 2007
6:42 am

Maybe we should get our boys together for a game of Duck, Duck, Poo. :0) lol Michael thinks removing all of his clothing while in his crib, smearing his stinky diaper and/or tossing it against the wall is a clever game. I think the makers of Clorox wipes and the good folks who manufacture rubber gloves are God-sends.

I’ll send you a case of each, along with a case of biscochitos for Christmas! :0)

November 20th, 2007
1:41 pm

It’s one of those moments where you really have to laugh, because otherwise you’d cry! However, the laughing part may sometimes require a little wine beforehand.

Great post!

November 22nd, 2007
2:49 am

Too bad the poo incident didn’t come before the hose incident. Ah well. Just found your blog and am enjoying the read! Nice ta meecha.

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