I affectionately call Aiden “my gross boy” from time to time. I’m worried that with his new English speaking skills he may mistake the meaning for something like “cool” or “awesome.” I can just picture him saying to one of his buddies in kindergarten, “You’re so GROSS,” and getting in all kinds of trouble. I can hear him explaining to the teacher, “But my mom says I’m her “gross bo”y and she LOVES me very much!”
Aiden’s grosser moments include scooping poop out of his diaper and greeting us with poop covered hands in the morning, or as of yesterday smearing poop all over John’s laptop, or scooping up dirt and eating it. He’s also fond of licking things. He eats lotion. He is a messy eater. He’s a all around gross boy.
This morning however the girls get the G.R.O.S.S. award (Girls Really Outgross their Stinky Sibling).
We had finished breakfast, cleaned up from that mess, and I had the toddlers situated in the play room with a video. John headed to the shower. The toddlers were playing together so nicely! I decide to grab my cup of coffee and sit in the livingroom within ear shot and easy glance of the family room. I checked on them multiple times in the course of 30 minutes. Probably ever 5 minutes or so. I was really feeling quite happy that they were actually playing together without someone in the room supervising. It was a happy 28 minutes.
At the 28 minute mark I noted that Emma was laughing hysterically. My first thought was, “Wow, she’s come so far. I’m so happy to hear those sounds and that she is experiencing such vivid emotions!” My second thought at the 29 minute mark, was “Hmmm, what is she laughing at so hysterically.”
I peek around the corner to see her taunting Aiden with a BALL OF POOOOOOP! I kid you not she and Elia were butt naked and there were POOOOOP BALLS everywhere. After I screamed for John to come and bring a plastic bag. I grabbed the baby wipes, wiped some hands and hineys, and then begans scoping out the scene.
There were POOOOOP BALLS:
1. Scattered across the carpet
2. Under the couch
3. In the doll house
4. On the coffee table
So for today the girls get the G.R.O.S.S award. Aiden has managed to remain poop free so far today. Oh, but he hasn’t actually pooped yet today, so we’ve yet to see what the day will hold.