Yes, that has been my life this week....poop! Tonight, Friday, is the first time all week that I have been by myself at home and the silence is WONDERFUL!! I have been wanting to blog about our week but there just hasn't been enough time in the day. So, on with the poop.....
Our first story starts out last Sunday...
Hannah often times has to go "potty" right before we leave church to go to lunch. Most of the time I take her and she tries but no success. Often it takes 2 or 3 dry runs to finally have the magic appear! I was not going to take her on Sunday because it was the first run and she never goes but there were people standing around us that heard her announce to the entire lobby that she had to go poop so I took her so there would be no calls to children services, although looking back the vacation this week would have been great! Anyway I took her in the big handicap stall so that we had plenty of room and I sat her on the potty. Now, everyone knows a room made out of ceramic tile tends to echo like the grand canyon and Hannah proved that theory at that moment. Here is the conversation, mind you she is using her outside voice:
Hannah: "Does is smell like poop in here mom?"
Me: "No Hannah", she had not done the dirty deed yet, "please be quiet and concentrate on doing your business."
Hannah: After doing her business, "It smells like poop now huh mom"?
Me: "Hannah, please do not announce to the county you just pooped!"
Hannah: She sniffs a couple of big breaths and says, "I can't even smell you any more mom, all I smell is this poop!"
Hannah: "Tell me good job Hannah Mei"
Hannah tells me what to tell her all the time. She has these little conversations in her head that she wants to have and she will fill me in on the script as we go! She is so funny and I can't imagine life without her! She truely brightens my day every day.
Thursday after nap time I could hear Makenna on the monitor that she was up moving around so I headed up to get her. Hannah had just come down from her nap and Tyler (my 10 month old nephew) was now awake also. As I rounded the corner to head up the steps I noticed a very foul odor coming for the upstairs and I knew I was going to have a bad diaper to change. I only wished it were that simple! I walked in her room and there she is just playing away will poop everywhere! She had it up her arms, in between her fingers, on her legs, feet, all over the outside of her diaper...it was bad! I was so startled I yelled at her to stop because she was walking around and squishing it into the carpet and she signed that she was dirty right away! If you don't know the sign for dirty, you put your back of your hand under your chin and wiggle your fingers. I did not want her hands anywhere near her face and yelled at her to stop. When she gets yelled at her coping mechanism is to put her hands in her mouth...yes she did...and I was about to get sick. I got the wipes and laid her on a towel to clean her up. I scrubbed and scrubbed but it was not coming off very well! I eventually picked her naked little body up under the arms and carried her downstairs and plopped her into a tub of hot water. I put lots of mr bubble in the bath because we needed all the help we could get! I then proceeded to have to scrub the carpet and go through to find all the toys she had been playing with. How does a child do this much damage in 10 minutes?! There was no poop in her bed so I know it happened after she woke up!
And then the thought flutters through my mind....Ryan graduates in 6 weeks....we could have been done.....we could have been free.....what was God thinking?! I am so thankful that those times are few and far between. For the most part Makenna is a very happy girl. I must say today though she was a terror. She pitched more fits today than ever..she wanted to be outside playing and only outside playing! The little girl that 2 weeks ago refused to walk on grass was running barefoot through the yard, digging in the dirt, picking flowers,and swinging on her swingset! What a difference in these little girls' lives! We are so blessed to be able to play a part in raising them into the Christian women that God has called them to bed. I just hope I live long enough to see it!! People often tell us that the girls will keep us young...my response is, either keep us young or kill us one!
I hope I wasn't too graphic in my poop stories but this journal is a journal for the girls when they are older to go back and read about their childhood. I had to include these 2 stories!