Oh my, what is it with kids and poop? Is it really that fascinating? Why can't they smell what we do and be disgusted? Those and more are questions that I have asked myself because of some recent poo incidents that have occurred in my household. A few days ago, I was taking a nap with my son and woke up to realize that my baby girl has been napping for quite awhile and I haven't heard a peep. So, I decide to enter her room and right away as usual, she is right there with a big ol' grin, jumping anxiously in her crib waiting for me to pick her up. I do what I usually do, smile and grab a hold of her, but I soon realize something is wrong, stinky wrong. I look in her crib, her diaper is off, streaks of poo smeared on her sheet, her mouth lined with brown stuff, her hands and fingernails with a chunk of it, and her left foot also had it as if she was stepping in it. Right away, I change my friendly demeanor into a shriek of "OH NO, GROSS, eww, eww, eww, eww!" I must say though that I did handle it alot better than when it happened with my son when he was a baby. I think with him if I recall correctly, my reaction was something like, "HONEY, GET IN HERE NOW, HURRAY I NEED HELP, OH MY GOD!" Of course my "honey" thought I was having a heart attack or something and was running upstairs with the phone getting ready to call 911. I have never seen anyone so relieved to find out it was just crap thrown on the walls and my son using his poo as a shampoo in his hair. So what is the fascination with poo? Is it cuz of the texture, sometimes lumpy, other times smooth like peanut butter? Is it fun to play with like a wet version of playdoh? How can they taste it and not puke?
Well my little girl is still an angel and my son has turned out fine so far (he's under 5), so I guess there are worse things they could get into, right? (I'm trying to think of some things)
Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention the worst part. As I picked her up and was about to kiss her on the back of the head out of habit, I quickly stopped myself because as I smelled the poop in her hair and noticed there were two little pieces of green stuff clinging to her hair strands. Then I remembered, she had peas as a part of her lunch earlier that day. BARF!