Something truly disgusting happened to me today. It was so disgusting I didn’t even share it ANYWHERE on social media. As far as I was concerned there was a Facebook blackout.
But then I rang my husband. The (self-proclaimed) Northern Love Machine calmly listened to my tears and snivelling retching down the phone and then proceeded to laugh so loudly I felt even more sick. As I type this he is threatening to out me on Facebook so I feel I need to share before he gets the opportunity. At least it’ll be my side of the story…
It was around 12.30pm. I was harrassed. I had just been cleaning the bathroom (I predict my domestic goddess status will last around 3 weeks in our new house). Downstairs, while cajoling my three year old into a pair of socks, I noticed a brown mark on the arm of our sofa. You know where this is going don’t you?
The cleaning products were upstairs. The huge array of chocolate in the house led me to (obviously) suspect that the mark was the remnants of Frog’s chocolate coin greedily consumed earlier that day.
I licked my finger and rubbed at it, confident enough in my motherly domestic goddess hunch that it was sticky Cadburys I was rubbing at. It didn’t come off as easily as expected.
I licked my finger again, noting that the chocolate was probably a few days old because it didn’t taste “fresh”. I rubbed again. It faded a little, but was proving stubborn.
The third lick was accompanied with a stifled giggle from my three year old. “Mummy, why you licking my poo?”
“Don’t be silly darling. It’s not poo. It’s chocolate. Why on earth would there be poo on the sofa?” I laughed nervously. Leaning forward I took a big sniff.
It wasn’t chocolate.
“I had poo on my bum when I did sit on the sofa this morning Mummy”.
“You didn’t wipe my bum properly Mummy. YOU ATE POO!!”
The little sod wasn’t wrong. Not only had I licked it. I had licked it, rubbed it, sniffed it and then licked it some more.
Vomiting followed. It seems my body had a violent reaction to the idea of consuming human faeces. It didn’t sit well on the stomach.
I vowed there and then to only tell two people about my misfortune. My sister laughed and my husband has been singing Scat Man at me all evening. In a fit of melodrama I just rang my mother.
“Mum, something awful happened today and I need your support!”
“What darling? Oh, are you talking about Yum Yum Gate? Remind me not to bring chocolate round next time I come to visit.”
So I sent a text to my friend, confident I would get the sympathy I deserved from him. It was not forthcoming:
My name is Molly and today, I ate poo. There, I said it. Get the poo jokes out of the way while you can. I can hide it no longer.
And while you’re at it, please tell me there are more disgusting things to befall you since parenthood? I need someone to make me feel better.Follow
Oh my, I thought I over shared today on the blog, but you win…..
Yucky yucky yucky
I am making a mental note to let Frog make your bed when you come to visit…
I really wish I could offer some wisdom, a similar anecdote perhaps but all I have is this…
*Hangs head in shame*
Stephs Two Girls says
Nope, nothing worse, I think you reached the bottom of the pile right there 😉
Kate W says
As a fellow, accidental poo eater (I thought it was chocolate too…..only it was on my child’s FACE…..let’s not try and guess how it got there!!), I truly feel your pain……
For future reference, neat Ribena make quite a good emergency mouthwash till you can get to ACTUAL mouthwash!!!
And there was my mistake. I don’t drink Ribena. Now I know!
haha, sorry I have no other response.
Your sympathy is MUCH appreciated!
Alison Perry says
Really sh*tty thing to go through.
You POOr thing.
You will need a while toi-let this memory fade.
The puns *almost* make the drama worth it!
What a bummer Molly – still sh*t happens 😉
Thanks Annie. Knew I could count on you for support!
Kath Knitty Mummy says
Verily Victoria Vocalises says
I can share something may be just as bad which I once did. Accidentally drank my daughters vomit out of a cup which she had retched into. I didn’t realise, thought I was finish off her drink and…well…that taught me!! I hope that eases your pain a little. Well done for sharing!
ARGH! I think that may be possibly worse!
Chris at Thinly Spread says
Oh Molly, Molly, Molly *tries to stifle giggle, fails, guffaws uncontrollably*
*whispers* Ben did the same two years ago at his brother’s house. It was dog poo and everyone’s still dying with laughter 😉
Can was once sick into my mouth. I don’t really know whether that’s worse, but it was deeply unpleasant.
Eww Amy did that to me – it was gross, but I didn’t vomit…
Charly Dove says
Oh Molly! Traumatising for you but thank you for sharing – laughing so much I have tears. Actual tears on the table. And I snorted – twice! I hope you’re alright though, you’ll laugh about it one day xxx
Funny as….. can’t wait to read it to my kids tomorrow 😉
Boo Roo and Tigger Too says
Oh dear *sniggers* there, there, poor thing… I’d steer clear of licking anything of a while, baby wipes might be your best option
Emma T says
ew Grim. I’m never licking or doing the sniff test without checking with my son ever again just in case.
(It did nake me laugh though).
I think I just brought a little of my wine up…….
there was the time I almost ate a juicy raisin off Jacks bedroom floor, but just in time realised there is only one place that a juicy raisin would come from…….
You know when babies are new and they fire poo like a power hose? And you know how sometimes they do it mid nappy change? And you know how a night nappy change sometimes has you doing it without your glasses? And how being short sighted means you need to lean in pretty close? And how you open your mouth when you’re concentrating?
He. Fired. Poo. Into. My. Mouth.
My OH was making son “fly” in the air when he was lying down and son was sick right into his mouth lol. I always sniff brown marks before I wash though. That’s a story for the 18th birthday. Well done for being brave enough to share and make us giggle.
Hahahaaaaa ohhhhhhh noooooo that is so funny. But awful. But funny…. Sorry
Circus Queen says
Hahaha! Thing is, 3-year-old poo is definite bonafide poo. *rubs it in*
Oh nooooooooooo, I laughed but out if sympathy….Honest.x
Oh no (I may be nodding here in realisation that I may have done some similar in the past)!
Eeeeew! Hasn’t happened to me yet, to my knowledge, but I did have to fish a toy car out of the loo when the Boy ‘accidentally’ dropped it when he was doing a wee. Gin also works as a good mouthwash
Jane Clarke says
I did brush my teeth with poo once,I was only 3!!! Made me laugh at your predicament. Next time tell no one and hope Freya doesn’t blab.
Life With Munchers says
Oh nooooooo! I kept reading begging for it not to be true.
Let that be a lesson to us all…never trust a toddler mark!
Mum in Meltdown says
O.M.F.G!!!!! I feel your pain but in all honesty……..I still haven’t stopped laughing
Oh but this is equal parts hilarious and revolting. A true parenting war story. Good for you!
There is a certain shape of brown mark I wouldn’t go near. Experience essential though. Soooo funny.
Actually Mummy... says
Hope you’ve recovered
Ghislaine Forbes says
Jane – you also painted your bedroom wall with your poo. A “dirty” protest? G x
My Two Mums says
C read this the other night and couldn’t stop laughing, so I read it. Knowing it would make me retch lol. My OCD would never allow this to happen to me. But reading the comments is just as bad. I shall now treat any marks with even more caution.
I think that sounds like a wise move. Never lick a brown mark. Lesson learned!