Well we often say parenting isn't for the faint hearted but particularly when you need to do Christmas shopping with a toilet training toddler.
My husband and I had decided to do a bulk Christmas present shop together along with our 4 year old, 2 year old and newborn baby. It was a tall ask I admit, never the less we soldiered on. I mean after all, we're team mates.
So we manged to accumulate a trolley full of soon to be pressies and were just perusing the last isle of the toy department. It was about this time that our newborn was beginning to unsettle due to needing her feed. It was also about this time that I saw the unusual look on our toddlers face. My mum gut instinct told me, this wasn't going to be good.
I proceeded to do the pants/ undies check which confirmed to me that there was in fact a poop waiting for me. Actually it was more like a poop finger dip which is grouse by anyone's standards. I think it was about that time that the lyrics from Talking Heads, 'You may ask yourself, How did I get here' rushed through my head. Of course we forgot to pack any extra undies so the next hour consisted of which problem do we solve first.
Well, you will be relieved to know that running out of the shop to wash my hands and leaving my hubby with all three kids was first on the agenda. Then the next hour consisted of purchasing some cheapo undies, changing my toddler, breastfeeding a newborn, purchasing a trolly full of presents and buying my 4 year old a yummy snack because she was getting over it. Oh and of course a coffee for myself and my hubby. God knows we needed it by then.
So after all that, note to self. Always pack spare undies and always check the pants/undies with caution.
I hope you liked my story and felt sorry for me, I did.
I wish Wee pants and disposable liners were around when I was toilet training my toddler. Who knows, maybe the story would have been very different.
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