Julie, Sabrina and Porter -
I thought I would make things easy for myself tonight. Ryan wasn't going to be home until late so we decided to hang out with a friend and her two children after Sabrina's school. Porter was a reck! Fussy, squirmy, loud.......I tried all the usual tricks, but nothing seemed to work.
We all walked to the Farmer's Market together. Sabrina was picking up fallen flowers, sticks, berries, trash, she even went as far as to put someones old balloon in her mouth and try to blow it up! Other than the dirt, she was a rock star. Porter wouldn't stop crying and the only thing that seemed to work was giving her some of the fresh fruit we purchased. She had a plum and strawberries. By the time she finished she looked like she had just killed and eaten her dinner raw! And, of course she still wasn't happy.
Back at our friend's house we made homemade pizza and the kids scarfed it down. We headed for home, running a bit late, but bellies were full, everyone was tired and all I needed to do was brush teeth, PJ's and straight into bed. That was what I thought.......
As we were driving home, we noticed that Porter had clearly pooped. Sabrina thought it was hilarious and couldn't stop laughing at how badly it smelled. I was happy that Porter was finally feeling better, even if the car smelled like the inside of a toilet. I parked in the driveway. Sabrina and I got out of the car not suspecting a thing. I opened Porter's door and there in front of me was my adorable child covered in poop. It was as if she had taken finger paint to her body and hands and car seat. Holy heck that is not poop was all I could think.......I took the entire car seat with Porter still sitting inside of it into the house and went wipey gang buster on the situation. To make life all the more ironic, Sabrina decides to go poop as I am cleaning up Porter and now she is screaming for me to wipe her!
Honestly, at the end of the day, when all the shit is cleaned up.....these are the moments that make me laugh!
Shout out to all the moms, dads and caregivers that clean up a lot of shit.