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Poop Happens

Photo: Randy Chiu (Flickr CC)

I remember that night last October better than I recall what I had for lunch yesterday. I learned an invaluable lesson in mommyhood. If you are crouched next to the shower spraying poop off of your daughter’s behind, you should be mindful of where you rest your arm. Because if you accidentally lean into the toilet’s handle and flush it with her beloved underpants soaking in the bowl, said underpants will be flushed down the drain. And no matter how well you explain the situation in age-appropriate language (or how much your daughter refusing to poop in the toilet in the first place precipitated these events), this incident will likely foster trust issues which she may or may not carry into adulthood…. RIP Minnie Mouse panties. You will be missed.

Photo: Randy Chiu

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