Rub-a-Dub-Dub That’s Poop in the Tub
Rub-a-Dub-Dub That’s Poop in the Tub! Here’s a funny toddler story for you all. Last night while giving my 18 month old twins a bath, my daughter decided to poop in the tub! Yea, that’s right. I guess she really had to go. We are big on schedules and a bedtime routine in our house. Mainly because I have TWIN toddlers that require all the same needs. I was not about to end up with twins on two different schedules when they were still breastfeeding every couple hours. Just think that thought over for a second and let the horror of that sink in.
Anyway, bath time started out as usual. Fill the tub with water and add the bath toys. Add the children and pray you aren’t soaked by the end. At this point I have washed both children and they are now playing. I start preparing to get them out. I notice that my daughter is on all fours for an extended period of time but tonight, I let it go. My husband brings me towels as I lean over my son when I notice something FLOATING IN THE WATER. Sure enough, she had pooped. My first reaction is, “OMG! She pooped in the water!” My second reaction is, “They’re going to get pink eye!” This of course brings my husband back into the bathroom to confirm what he just heard. Once he has confirmation, he then quickly retreats stating, “I can’t do this. I have to leave.” Insert eye roll here.
This is about the time mom mode really kicks in and my brain starts planning out my next moves. I grab the poop out of the tub and dispose of it before starting to drain the water. I throw all contaminated bath toys in the sink and then pull my children out of the water. We have a bath mat in our tub so they don’t slide around which means the bath mat now also needs to be cleaned as well. YUCK. What started as a normal, somewhat calm bath night has now turned into complete chaos. Both children are screaming bloody murder because they are standing next to the tub shivering. I’m trying to drain, rinse out, and re-fill the bathtub to now re-wash both children, and my husband is sitting there watching it all unfold before him.
Once he has confirmation, he then quickly retreats stating, “I can’t do this. I have to leave.” Insert eye roll here.
We finally get them back in the now fresh warm water. My son, however, refuses to sit down and continues screaming as if we’re trying to put him in acid. Both children are washed for a second time and wrapped in towels as quickly as possible. We brush their teeth, read stories and put them to bed as usual and I get to work on the bathroom. I won’t lie, I ended up cleaning the whole bathroom. The tub, the toilet, the sink, the mirror, and the floor. What better excuse is there to clean the bathroom than the fact that your kid pooped in the tub? I even got a shower afterwards!
This seems to be a right of passage for all parents out there but I’m curious to hear other stories as well. If your child has done something like this, or even something worse, let us know!
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