Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Good, gross, and 1-800-222-1222(Poison Control)

The gross first….

Well, Aaliyah and Jocelyn’s new thing is to take their clothes off.  I have a niece that is more commonly seen without pants then with them on so I am sure one sister is going to appreciate this story.  Kelly (middle sister) use to share this story about when Emilee came into their bed in the middle of the night and took off her diaper.  They woke to a strong stench of poop.  It was a belly laughing story and she could barely get through the story without making dry heave noises.  That smell will never escape her.  So I had one of one own…I entered the kids room and Aaliyah had her pajamas off and only a diaper on.  After changing her I moved to Jocelyn.  I offered to get Ethan or Bennett first and they said, “Jocelyn next!”  So kind.  So I noticed Jocelyn’s pants were off, but her shirt was on.  She is still a little petite so shirts do come down far.  It didn’t take longer than me lifting her out of the crib that I knew this was not going to be good.  Yup, she got her diaper off, but not before she used the facilities.  There were little brown poop foot prints all around her bed and on her blankets.  The poop ranged from caked on her feet to spots on her forehead.  Any morning that starts with an unplanned bath and 3 loads of laundry can’t be a good one.  Every tried to get poop out from under a child’s fingernails? 

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I shared the number for Poison Control with everyone in my subject line because I guess you are just never going to know when you need it.  It was last week when I talked to a nice poison control response operator named Tom.  It all started with the girls making their way downstairs with a once full bottle of infant ibuprofen.  One was sucking on the cap and the other one sucking on the bottle.  Child proof cap meet my daughters.  I am not surprised because they are smart and Jocelyn is an escape artist.  I will give you a visual without you having to actually hear the loud crying of what proceeded for the next 25 minutes.  I just finished feeding little J.  The girls came downstairs and I discovered the empty bottle and cap in their little hands.  I took the bottle and cap away and the girls proceeded to cry and through a fit.  I called mother in law who advised me to call the professionals at Poison Control.  At this point, I have one girl in my arms crying as the other one is latched to my leg crying.  I hear Tom on the other end of the phone line.  I am trying to explain what happened when Jackson decided that he wanted attention too.  So now I had one girl and Jackson in my arms, little girl on my leg and talking to Tom on the phone.  I hear a beep….beep…oh yes call waiting, Brett was trying to call as Tom was asking me what kind of bottle it was and how much may have been left in it.  Beep….beep….I hit ignore on the phone, Brett will have to wait.  Back to Tom, “mam, they should be fine and might just get an upset stomache.  Just give them….”  Jackson in one arm, little girl in other arm, little girl grasping at legs, and my eyes turn to the stairs to watch Bennett biff it face first down the stairs.  Bennett laid there crying as Tom advised me to give the girls milk and a snack and watch them the rest of the night.  Thanks Poison Control, like I didn’t already have some things to do.  Good news, Aaliyah and Jocelyn are healthy and happy, but boy did they sleep good for nap time that day.

And the good


Hanging out with the cutest kids ever!  We are surviving.  Not going to lie, I hate wiping up my floor after ever meal and I don’t mind doing laundry, but boy do I hate folding it.  Just the price I pay to read books, go outside and swing, and cuddle anytime I want to during the hours of 8-5.


Sarah said...

You are a superstar mom, MJ. I LOVE the poop story!

Sarah Schroeder said...

Oh I love you guys!