Please, Anything But That | My Toddler Woes
I was completely blindsided. I think it was because it’s my daughter. My sweet, beautiful, innocent, princess loving, lipstick smearing, high heel stealing, dress twirling daughter has done the unthinkable. No, really. It’s that bad. Please, ANYTHING but that! I hope you’ll read this post and shed some light on my toddler woes. Because I am left in a state of shock.
Think of the worst possible thing my 2 year old daughter could do. Got that picture in your mind. Now times that by 100. And if you don’t have a strong stomach….I recommend leaving now.
My daughter has been eating…
I know, I just vomited in my mouth a little. I found the culprit today with the horrific brown stain in her fingers (under the nails!), up her stomach and good golly yes, across her mouth. I was stunned into silence. Frozen in time. This couldn’t be happening.
But there she was, sheepishly smiling with that grin of all grins. She knows exactly what she did. And she’s standing there….proud of it. GROSS.
After that, I must have gone into comatose mom mode. Within minutes the perpetrator had been stripped, wiped and showered with an extra-long toothbrushing session. And there she was. Smiling. As if nothing ever happened today. Skipping off to play with her dolls and make fake soup in her kitchen. Back to innocent baby girl. But I know the truth.
I cannot get that picture out of my mind. My sweet little 2 year old girl. Ate poop. Not even my boisterous son every did that. She’s old enough now to know better. Maybe if she were younger I could easily move on…but at 2 1/2….just, no. I am beyond bewildered. And now, following her around like a tyrant, making sure there’s no more incidents, I have been tainted for life (no, that’s not a pun).
Please, please tell me I’m not alone in my toddler woes. And tell me that this is a one time occurrence that I will never have to endure again.
Has your child ever done the unthinkable?