Throughout parenting Mila, I’ve been pretty open about the ups, downs, and plain weird things that she does.
I could go on and on about her messes. There’s been powder sugar, grout, and flower all over my house. Her and Max love to play in the mud. Then there’s just her every day messes that always seem to accumulate.
This time though… I was shocked.
WARNING! I’ll be talking about bodily fluids so if you’re squeamish, don’t read on.
Mila has been potty trained for a year. It was fairly easy for her since she hates the idea of pee and poop. I was always thankful for the somewhat easy, but comical potty training times.
For some reason, in the last month, she’s been having an issue going number two in the potty.
It might be because she’s busy playing and doesn’t want to stop. Honestly, that’s the only thing I can chalk this story up to.
One night, I was making dinner and Mila wanted to chill out in my bed. I think she was watching a movie with Max and playing with her stuffed animals. When she plays, she constantly talking, but then it got quiet.
Every parent knows that when kids get quiet, something is up.
All of the sudden, I heard her yell, “Mom, I need help!” Then ran in there to see what was happening.
Her voice was coming from the bathroom, but the sight I saw in the bedroom was haunting.
At first glance, there was popcorn everywhere. Then on closer inspection, there was poop underneath of the popcorn. It was everywhere and I couldn’t quite comprehend what had happened in the moments before.
Poop covered in popcorn was all over the floors and on the bed. It was a trail going into the bathroom.
So, I followed the trail and saw Mila.
She had climbed on the toilet and cried while she told me she didn’t make it to the potty.
I hadn’t noticed…
Her body and the toilet was covered in just the poo. Not quite knowing how to go about the situation at large, I put her in the shower and cleaned the bathroom first.
Then I just stared at the… scene in the bedroom.
I didn’t know how one would ever clean up popcorn crusted poop, but I quickly found out.
The term ‘rage cleaning’ took a new meaning.
After I had a mini breakdown while cleaning, I had to ask her about her thinking. I just could not understand the popcorn addition.
She told me she threw the popcorn over it so Max could eat it. Her explanation was, he likes popcorn she he could just eat both. I guess like a chocolate bar? As she continued to explain, I realized she did it so she could cover her tracks.
I didn’t know if I should laugh, be mad, or how to feel after the whole thing was over.
What I did know was that I had to share with others. Shockingly, after I did, friends and family let me know they’ve had similar potty mishaps. Just minus the popcorn wildcard.
Hopefully some were able to laugh at Mila crazy idea and realized that motherhood is wild. No kid is perfect and I just like to keep it real.
Has your toddler ever done anything similar or is mine just a little bit crazy?