Monday, April 20, 2009


or more apropriately: do-do.

another poop experience with piper this morning.
ugh. this may be a short post because i hardly have words.

mr. arganbright found her this time. i overheard him sounding confused as he got her up this morning,
"what happened? how did you get poop all over?"
i knew exactly what happened. i pretended to be asleep, wishing it was all a weird pregnant dream. sadly, it was just the recurring nightmare that is potty-training. after a few guilty minutes i left the comfort of my warm, sanitary bed to see if he needed help.

she had taken off her pajamas, again.
pulled the poop out of her diaper, again.
smeared it all over, again.

this time she was in her crib. it was all over her blankets, her crib, and this was on her face. around her mouth. sick.sick.sick. i can't even think about it. i tried to get her to tell me if she'd put any in her mouth. she said no and i took her word for it 'cause i really didn't want to know if she was lying.

spanking, bath, time-out, laundry. all before 8:15 a.m.

i left her naked after the bath because i've heard from multiple sources that the best way to potty train is to leave them naked at home because they won't just pee without a diaper on. well, we proved that theory wrong. five minutes after she got out of time-out she peed all over the kitchen floor.


  1. Oh the joys of being a mom :) I have a daughter who is 20 months old and has a tendency to take her diaper off too. We have found that she doesn't do it if we put a onesie on her under the 2 piece pjs. Not sure if this will haelp you or not :) Good luck!

  2. Ohno! I am so sorry that Piper is turning into a poop smearer! That is definitely not lady like...

    Here is a helpful tip that I learned from Cinnamon (mom to 2 poop smearers)...if she is wearing footie jammies put them on backwards so she can't zip them down. And if she isn't wearing footies maybe she should be. The onesie idea is good too unless she can unsnap them.

    Good luck on finding the perfect solution!

  3. And if the onesie with footies doesnt work backwards ... DUCT TAPE HER IN THE STINKING THING!

    Oh my word ... I read that post in horror and gasp. :)

    Good luck you two ... Oh forget luck ... JESUS BLESS YOU THREE!


  4. Oh Bethany!!! I too have no words... Love the way write...I can totally picture the whole thing playing out. :) Good advise from Manda. Let us know if you try it! :)

  5. I'm so sorry, the first story was hilarious but this time it sounds horrifying! Good luck!

  6. Sounds like she is not ready yet! She will be eventually! Poor baby, and poor momma! You should look into EC (elimination communication) for your next child. It is too late to start that with Piper, but if you give it a good try I promise it works! Good Luck!
    I love reading what you write


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