You know how before you become a parent everything that comes out of a baby is disguising and gross… well that doesn’t change much when you do become a parent. Your own kids bodily fluids become a little more tolerable because, well really you don’t have much of a choice. I never thought i’d be so nonchalant about having been pooped on or having to wipe someone else s butt, but apparently there is an innate ability to do so when you become a parent.
However, and that is a HUGE HOWEVER… that does not and will not change your ability to withstand other people’s poo. I know I’ve written about this before: (https://newdadchronicles.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/ocd-and-yuck/), but this morning took on a whole new meaning of grossness.
This morning I watched no less then three people step in human poo. Where did the poo come from? When did it get there? No one actually knows… Or at least they aren’t willing to admit it. Poop is funny to me… Poop is always funny to most people, but poop is also always gross.
There will never be a time when someone who steps in poop is not funny. Yea it probably sucks a little bit for the people who need to clean that up, but it’s funny for the rest of us. Knowing that somewhere out there there’s someone dropping a log and then running away giddy as can be is super funny. We may not know who it was… We don’t even know his real name, but for the purpose of this story we will just refer to him as the “Brown Bomber.”
I’m not going to sit and say that all of a sudden I’m able to face poop head on; I still want nothing to do with it. There is still a feeling of (even if its just for a minute) where you wish you didn’t have to cleanup someone else’s poop… especially as I catch my son’s eye and he gives me that look of, “Yup, I just pooed all over the place… What are you gonna do about it? Nothing, except clean it up. Because I own you now.” That’s the reason why your own kid’s poop is something you have to take care of. It’s not an option it’s just something you have to do.
…other people’s poo… ehhhhh… can’t do it…
Shout out the SW who took one for the team and stepped all in the poo pile first!