I deal with a lot of poo on a daily basis- poo that hasn’t even come out of my own body! I mean; I change shitty nappies, I wipe pooie bottoms, I search for toilets so my toilet trained children do not have accidents, I clean toilets (don’t worry, I haven’t included photos of poo in this post).
But I will tell you what really gives me the shits…people who complain about poo in toilets. Here is a fact for you; it is where the poo is meant to go.
On any given day, I can deal with 6 – 10 bowel movements that aren’t even my own. That’s a lot of shit.
I’m not complaining if my two or my four year old make it to the toilet, wipe their own bottom, flush the toilet and wash their hands without instruction. In fact, I’m cheering!
Because as a Mum to three children under the age of five, I’m busy. And it also means that I’m not ducking in to check for skid marks.
So, if you come in to my bathroom and find skidmarks in the toilet, don’t come out and tell me about them. You’ve got arms! Pick up the toilet brush conveniently located next to the toilet and give it a little scrub.
Now, my 10 month old, he is unable to work and talk right now – which is the stage that most 10 month old are at. And he goes ‘poo poo’ in his nappy. It always bemuses me to see a person holding out a baby at arms length, to inform its parent that it has in fact done a poo. Okay, EVERYONE is pooing and what else is that baby meant to do?
I know that baby poo can be pretty gross. I’ve dealt with enough poonamis in my time to know this! And I get that I made the baby and that means that I am conveniently the one who needs to change said poo, but you know what, once every now and again, it is nice to take one for the team.