Monday, August 13, 2007

Mommy Blogger Initiation

When I started this blog in April, I didn't envision it fitting in any particular category. However, since I am a Mom, have young kids, and write about my current experiences - I think it is safe to say that I am a Mommy Blogger.

What this Mommy Blog is sadly lacking though are stories of poop and farts - requisites I believe to be considered a real mommy blogger. There is no rule that I know of that these have to be my children's poop and farts, is there?

So, without further ado, let me initiate myself into the world of true Mommy Bloggers.

While at Lowes last weekend, scouting out items for our growing list of home improvement 'to dos', and torturing ourselves looking at granite counter tops we can't afford, I got that tell tale feeling that I needed to, you know, go. And not just for a quick pee if you know what I mean. You have to know that I hate using public bathrooms, I hate even more having to poop in a public bathroom.

Since my husband had that look of abject terror on his face at the prospect of managing both kids and a shopping cart (I mean imagine - what a terrible scenario that would be - how he thinks the groceries get done and the pantry and fridge fill up is beyond me!), I took Miss E to the bathrooms with me.

I brought her into the stall, and gave her the usual lecture about standing still and absolutely not touching anything in there. So I set about my business and Miss E is getting all the more curious - poking at the toilet roll dispenser, the disposal unit for 'you know what' ladies, unlatching the door (my growling remonstrations ensured she did not open said door), and finally crouching down so she can look at the feet of all the other ladies relieving themselves. And there were a lot of ladies.

When the surrounding stalls were suitably occupied, Miss E then shouts (she hasn't quite mastered the art of the 'inside voice' yet), "Mommy, *sniff, sniff*, what's that smell? *sniff, sniff* - Ewwwww, Mommy! - You did STINKY POO.

You can bet I washed up and hightailed it out of there, pronto - carefully avoiding eye contact with anyone in the process.

Sharon at Pinks and Blues girls wrote this post about ladies, and ladies' bathrooms. Go read it, I'm sure it will strike a chord with most moms, and women in general. She is also running a contest for your potty stories to win fun goodies - you 'gotta go' and check it out and enter!

17 comments:

andi said...

You're a brave woman writing your own poo story rather than your kid's. Hysterical! I too hate using the public facilities and will only do so for #2 in an absolute emergency.

Annie said...

Yeah - I'd say between this post and the last - I've scared everyone off!

pinks & blues girls said...

Haha! Oh, I feel for you!! I've got to say, it's comforting to know that there are so many other ladies out there who have had embarrassing poop stories of their own! I've had a few (or more...) of my own!

Thanks for sharing and for entering our contest!

Jane, Pinks & Poos (I mean Blues) Girls

laurie said...

ah, kids. you can't live without 'em, you can't muzzle 'em....

Absolutely Bananas said...

Welcome to the club, Annie!! :) Kids do know how to embarass, don't they?

Pinks & Blues Girls said...

Annie,
GREAT STORY!!
Love it!!
- Audrey
Pinks & Blues Girls

Mama Zen said...

Initiation complete! Welcome, Mommy Blogger!

Kimberly said...

Hee hee. That's some initiation!

moodswingingmommy said...

Oh me, oh my! You are brave. Your growling is enough to keep Miss E from opening the door? No such luck on this end. Good times...

Jessica said...

You are lucky--at least when you growl, your daughter doesn't open the door! No such luck here!!!

MorningSong said...

That is hilarious!! My daughter also calls that time of the month poop. Thankfully she hasn't screamed THAT out in the bathroom. When do Mommies get a moment of private anyway?? Our kids are way too involved in EVERYTHING we do! haha

Great story!

Feener said...

yikes, kids tell it like it is huh

Gustogirl said...

Leave it to your kids to say what they think(and smell!). Thanks for the laugh.

lady macleod said...

When you use phrases like "stinky poo", and "I hate to poo ..." you are most definitely a mommy blog!!

:-)

I do remember those days of the "inside voice". I am smiling.

Pinks & Blues Girls said...

I just had my girlfriend read your post... it is SO TRUE to moms!! I love it!!
- Audrey
Pinks & Blues Girls

Shauna Loves Chocolate said...

Awesome story!
Welcome to the poo-blogging club.

shauna said...

Love this poo story! And I've gotta say you broke the mold writing your own poo story. I salute you!