Disclaimer: This post will feature stories of a toilet nature, namely poo. I know, I thought the poo posts ended at around 6 months too, but they’re back.
We’ve had a couple of ‘incidents’ recently, not our finest moments. For the longest while we could not figure out why the first floor of our house had an iffy smell. I would have a panic attack if a guest needed to use the one and only bathroom upstairs. After blaming my husband for not putting his socks in the wash bin and Florence for constantly spilling milk on the floor it transpired a rogue dirty nappy had been kicked under our bed. It was my side but the jury is still out, ahem.
But far worse than this was to come. You’ll be hard pressed to find a worse first world, house wife problem than this; after eventually running out of clean knickers and losing my standoff with the laundry I opened the machine to find I’d washed an entire 9kg load and dirty nappy. Picking the half digested contents of last night’s dinner off my ‘clean’ clothes has made it into my motherhood hall of shame.
It got me thinking, when does the era of poo end? I’m not just talking about changing nappies, I have many friends who are out of the toddler years but still living the poo days. At what point do you stop being involved in someone else’s bowel movements everyday? and planning your life to accommodate them? When do you stop recalling everything that’s been eaten in the past week based on how it looks on it’s exit? And please tell me when you can stop hosting question time re. the healthy consistency of bodily excrement. Answers on a postcard (or just down there ↓).
The reason I ask is this, I assume I will reproduce again, eventually. I’d intended on a few years age gap. But for arguments sake lets say the poo era lasts for 5 years and I want a 5 year age gap that’s 10 years of poo, and what happens if we want to top our little family off with a 3rd child? We could be looking a good 12-15 years of non stop poo…let’s make good life choices.
What do you think mamas? How long are we facing?!
-Fifi & Florence x