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Bodily Function Horror Story…I couldn’t make this stuff up

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It’s Sunday morning, too early for the sun to be up, but not for my son to be up.  It has been a long night.  Baby boy is teething and not sleeping well.  Hubby has been sick, and my 3 year old (the star of this post) woke up coughing several times.  I’m tired.  I’m grumpy.  Then it happens, “MOMMY!”  My husband arrives on the scene first, “O Gosh, MANDY!”  The yelling wakes up the baby and he starts crying.  I stumble into the bathroom, scene of the crime, and try to figure out what the heck is going on.  My son is sitting on the potty, naked.  My husband is folding up the bath mat and looks like he is going to hurl.  My first thought is little man missed the toilet and peed on the floor.  No big deal.  Gross, yes, but unfortunately it happens all the time.  I set the baby down and go to get some cleaning spray.  Then I smell it.  Poop.  Overwhelming, nose hair curling, not what you want to wake up to, poop.

My son had in fact missed the toilet, but it was not pee on the bath mat.  Now I get why my husband looked queasy.  I get what the fuss has been about, but it’s not over yet.  Little man has poop on his feet and he is now leaving poop prints across the bathroom and on the carpet and baby boy is crawling through it.  I might even have it on my feet.  Horrified, I grab baby boy and command little man to, “for the love of all that is holy STOP MOVING!”  Balancing baby boy in one arm I Lysol wipe my feet.  That’s right Lysol wipes the only thing I could reach with out risking further poop contamination.  Next is baby boy.  I scrub his hands (don’t worry he gets soap not Lysol) strip him and redress him.  Little man is last.  He is already naked, his pajamas fell victim to the poop explosion, so all I have to do is scrub him clean and get him dressed.

Once the kids are sanitized and dressed I have to start on the bathroom.  For 45 minutes I scrub and I bleach.  I use every brand of disinfectant I own.  The bath mat and rug go enjoy a hot spin in the washer accompanied by our 3 sets of jammies.  It’s now 8 am, the kids need breakfast, husband is back in bed, and I am still tired and still grumpy.

If you were looking for or expecting some morsel of wisdom hidden in this post, there is non, except maybe always have bleach on hand.  😉  Have a great week!

 


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Battle of the Mind

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Yep, I fell off the face of the Earth.  Figuratively, of course, but now I’m back. (insert sigh of relief  here :)) The last two months have been filled with doctors visits.  Thankfully, to God be the glory, everyone seems to be getting better. For years I have suffered from Migraines and frequent headaches.  I know many people, especially women, struggle with them as well.  Unfortunately, a few weeks ago, I started getting a new type of migraine, Ocular Migraines.  The first time it happened I had numbness in my face and then floaters in my vision.  The second time was much worse and I lost some of my vision for almost an hour.  My husband had to rush home from work to watch the kids, since I was unable to.  It was scary, and over the next few days, I had more scares with frequent vision issues and sever head pain.  I was loosing the mental battle, fear was setting up camp in my thoughts.  I worried about being able to care for my kids, would I be able to continue staying home with them?  Would I loose my sight entirely and miss seeing them grow up?  All kinds of thoughts were tormenting me.

“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trust in you.”  Isaiah 26:3

This verse helped me quiet the crazy thoughts and instead focus on Christ.  I realized I had lost my spiritual sight, as well as, my physical sight.  God wasn’t any less in control, He wasn’t any smaller just because some bad things were happening.  If I lost all or part of my vision, I could still trust God to take care of my family.  God is always God, God is always good.  I forget that sometimes.  I look at what “I” can control and then feel overwhelmed by what I can’t.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

I pray these verses would encourage you, and if you have lost your spiritual eye sight, that they may direct your eyes back to our heavenly father.