Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Poop

When my babies were babies, I could handle poop.


A poopie diaper ... no big deal. It was sweet, little baby poop.

Granted, it didn't smell so sweet, but I could change the diaper without gagging. (Although there was that one time when K Belle had that leak in her diaper that led to other areas ... I'll spare you.)

I even ... and I'll try to put this as lightly as possible ... chiseled away at poop with a thermometer due to baby constipation.

I have a very strong constitution.

Nothing really gets me sick.

Until today.

Two poop incidences in one day ... neither one of them human.

Beau cleaned out our 420-gallon fish pond and, of course, as luck would have it, needed my help. Curses. (see Soliloquy, no "crap")

I had to hold some type of pipe thingy for him and in the process, realized I was touching a butt-load (no pun intended) of fish poop. 

Ya'll, fish poop is gross. And totally, gag-worthy.

Then, I even carried, gallons of water filled with fish poop, to empty out in the yard. I was literally grunting and about to hurl several times.

Then, to add insult to injury, Roxy Belle, had a little bout of diarrhea. Beau says probably from drinking some of the fish water. Well, I guess so. Fish poop in, fish poop out.

I'm done with poop for the day.

And as a reward for reading through this whole post on poop, I have a surprise for you.

Well, actually, I'm doing this to kick off my new blog layout which my friend,  Jackie, is working on. It will go up next Monday, which means I will pick a commenter at random on Saturday evening. I will announce the winner on Monday morning. Please leave me your email address in with your comment. And, your comment, make it about poop or Sonic. How's that?

Leave me a comment and you have a chance to win a $10 gift card to my favorite summertime drink spot, Sonic. And don't forget Happy Hour drinks 2-4. The Mango Limeade ... to die for.

Their newest dessert, the molten hot fudge bundt cake, I'm not too sure about.

Bundt cakes just remind me of this.

Leave a comment before midnight on Saturday night and you'll be entered to win.

38 Comments:

Lisa said...

Strawberry Limeades are my very favorite! But I'll give the Mango a try since it's to die for. Have a great day!
Blessings ~ Lisa

{Jodie} said...

I love using the word "curses" like that!

Can't wait to see your new layout! I know it's gonna be just darlin' -- just like Jackie. ;)

Also, I hear you on the fish poop. Fish are disgusting little creatures. So, so nasty... they just are.

And that Mango Limeade? I haven't had it, but I am officially enticed.

May swing by at happy hour today. :) Thanks for the tip-off.

sara said...

For sonic....anything!!! I have not tried the new mango limeade...I will have too now!! Cherry limeades are my fav!! one of my worst poop stories is flying from ND to AZ to see my parents with 3 kids under 4 BY MYSELF!!! My then 2 year old had a "blowout", the kind that goes all the way into the shoes...on the plane. I had to hand my infant to an attendant and have someone watch my 4 year old and then attempt to clean up the 2 year old in that teeny little bathroom...all the while with all the passengers holding their noses and probably gagging. I got off the plane in Tucson with him in only a diaper, handed the baby to my mom and burst into tears!!! Hope I win!!!!

Autumn said...

We have made a personal family goal of ordering every drink combination POSSIBBLE on the Sonic menu this summer. Lately, I've been on the unsweet tea with mango kick. Or with strawberry. Or with peach.
As for the poop? I think the fish poop's got any story of mine beat!
Can't wait to see the new look!

Autumn said...

Oh! I almost forgot!
My son calls the bundt cakes... "butt cakes."
Makes them even more appetizing.

Lois Lane II said...

Ahh...the molten lava bundt cake. I saw it on a sign and wanted it. =D

Mother Hen said...

My favorite drink at Sonic is a Dr pepper with Cherry & Vanilla. The last few times I've been there I've gotten the receipt with the survey on it. You do the survey and get a FREE Route 44. No extra purchase necessary. Recently I paid with the FREE Route 44 coupon and got another receipt for another survey! How awesome is that!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, fish poo sounds GROSS! I also am not usually bothered by baby poop, but recently after cleaning up a super messy slimy one, I discovered some leftovers lingering under my fingernails, and that really gave me the shudders :).

AB

TCKK said...

That scene always cracks me up. I love that movie. My favoriite drink at Sonic is the lemon-berry flavor!! Yummo!

H-Mama said...

i need jackie too! i'm sure your new layout will look great! love that movie. poop is not fun... from any source. my girls always managed to time it just as we were leaving for 'church'.

"Rachel" said...

Sonic was my refuge yesterday. I went and got my big DP during Happy Hour. Bliss!

Can't wait to see your new layout!

Sara@i.Sass said...

DOH! I don't have a sonic near me. No, Kongs cake, no Chik a fil (or whatever that is) and no Sonic. I am so DEPRAVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But we do have lots of poop! I'm still potty training the boy, he needs assittance with his wiping technique. I have to go watch that movie now! I've haven't seen it in ages! I want to see her new one too.

Daiquiri said...

I'm reassured that I'm not the only blogger writing about poop ;) I guess it just comes with mommy territory. I agree though - much easier to deal with when they're tiny and sweet and snuggly (the kid, that is...not the poop).

This post has great timing. My little guy (20 months) walked up to me today and did the little hand motion he does when he has a diaper full of unpleasantness. I squeezed his diaper a bit...didn't feel anything. So I grabbed the back of his diaper to take a peek...and realized that I'd just stuck my finger in a substance that...well...fingers shouldn't be stuck in.

It was my first poop gag as a mommy. Big day.

Hope the little tummy in your house is feeling better :)

thedomesticfringe said...

Sonic is one of my all-time favorite place, but we don't have any Sonics up here. We also don't have Steak & Shake or Chick Fil-A...NOTHING GOOD UP HERE.

Can't wait to see the new layout!

-FringeGirl

JenT said...

Wow...we just got back from Sonic. We just made the happy hour; only had a few minutes to get my order in. :) It's hard to choose from their drinks and slushies. Especially since they have all those flavors to add. I stuck with an old favorite today; cherry limeade. I haven't tried the mango yet.

Carlie Faulk said...

Sonic happy Hour ~ oohhhhh ~ I love Sonic. But not Poop. So my comment is on Sonic. Just think how much I need (NEED) (NEED) (NEED) happy hour after this week. :)

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

I had 4 kids in 5 years....on my eldest's 8th birthday, the baby pooped in the potty....yippee...!!!
Also, just couldn't help but chuckle...I usually skim over blogs before really reading them and the whole molten hot fudge bundt cake thing in a post titled 'poop' kind of creeped me out...

Tammy said...

Who knew that fish tanks could have a "code brown" too??


That's what we nurses refer to as a poop incident!

Soliloquy said...

Great. I made the 'Poop' post. Thanks for that little link.

Incoming Links: Poop. Nice.

Did I tell you though? Curses. It feels good to say, right? Rolls right off the tongue.

Sounds like you had a few opportunities to get comfortable with it today.....

jennifer said...

OK how weird is this.... I ate a Sonic corndog for supper tonight AND my dad stepped in dog poop while I was talking on the phone with him this afternoon. Seriously, you don't just have Sonic/poop coincidences like that everyday.

damawalker said...

That is so funny and as a previous fish tank owner I can relate. It is the fish poop and algae smell combined. I can also relate to poop incidents. Some days I feel that that is all I do(Two kids in diapers and trying to housebreak a puppy) and ask hubbie to help out with one and He is gagging and coughing before he even gets the diaper off. This is a man who sometimes deals with dead bodies. What is the deal? I will never understand some things.

fransmomma said...

the mango limeade IS to die for. yum!! a friend of mine gets a cranberry vanilla sprite from sonic almost daily. shes says its delicious. i have yet to try it.
thanks for doing a great giveaway!

Tami said...

Because we have so many animals (Chickens, dogs, cats, gerbils, turtles, and hermit crabs) I deal with poop on a daily basis. So I think I need a delicious drink from Sonic. BTW, hermit crabs are really nasty. So give me some limeade or cherry coke or any of the deliciousness that Sonic has to offer.

Becky said...

I can't wait to try the Mango Limeade!!! I might go get one on my way home. I just started my own blog but I love to read yours!!!

Beth B said...

Poop - it doesn't bother me yet. I have a 10 month old and a 3 yr old. I am however tired of wiping bums. That is one thing I will not miss when they are older.

Sonic - I'm well overdue for a flavored iced tea from there.

Great blog!! I need to start my own (if I get some spare time)

bethbrou82@bellsouth.net

JaybirdsMom said...

OH sonic....I love the fresh lemon berry slush or cherry limeaid!!!
I love the toaster sandwiches but sometimes my stomach can not handle it and I have to go "POOP!" LOL...Anyway, this GC would come in handy at my household...thanks for doing this giveaway...

jedin38 said...

I haven't tried the mango limeade, but I can't wait to try it! I've only tried the diet cherry slush and then found out that it was not really diet, and had a lot of sugar in it! I enjoy reading your postings! My email is: janice_edinger@yahoo.com

Cajun Peach said...

Yuck! Fish Poop sounds disgusting!! I had some flashbacks of when we worked side by side at a prior job and had to deal with some gagging poop! Glad that I don't deal with poop anymore. LOL!! I can't wait to drive to my closest Sonic (30 minutes away) to try the Mango Limeade. Sounds great!!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I've been eyeing the Mango Limeade, but it's hard for me to cheat on my good ol' faithful Cherry Limeade. But if I win I'll try it.

I have poop stories, but at the moment am way too tired to formulate them into coherent thoughts....so we'll just make this comment about Sonic. :)

I had an issue with my feed, and I think I just deleted the post that didn't show up and reposted it, and it was fine. I re-subscribed to your feed, but I don't think that it is showing up still. Also, like you said in your most recent post, I don't know if people will even see that post if they dont' know you are having feed problems. So sorry - it stinks, I know.

Jen said...

I'm totally there with you on the whole thermomater thing...I won't even begin to describe it! Please enter me!

Mindy said...

I love Sonic Happy HOUR!!! I'll have to try the mango limeade now...

Lily said...

I have actually never been to Sonic. We have them here-- it's just that I've never been.

And I agree with you on the poop issue. Ewwwww.


Oh-- and should you happen to pull my name for your drawing, my email address is lily.beth.smith@gmail.com

Patrice said...

I thought I was poop tolerant until I changed a litte boys diaper the other day in the nursery......almost threw up on that poor kid! I must of grown week through the years! BTW, I so want to win that Sonic card, so pick me!!

Patrice said...

I thought I was poop tolerant until I changed a litte boys diaper the other day in the nursery......almost threw up on that poor kid! I must of grown week through the years! BTW, I so want to win that Sonic card, so pick me!!

Patrice said...

I thought I was poop tolerant until I changed a litte boys diaper the other day in the nursery......almost threw up on that poor kid! I must of grown week through the years! BTW, I so want to win that Sonic card, so pick me!!

kris said...

sonic drinks are the best--crushed pellet ice, a jillion flavors, happy hour...and i recently got the bundt cake, and it was actually quite good, gooey chocolate in the middle, whipped cream, cherry on top. yum!

Nicole said...

why bundt? why not fluted, circular, unfrostable so you gotta drizzle it on, with a giant hole in the middle, which for me is a giant waste of cake space!

mmmm, cake!

Amy said...

How 'bout I comment on poop AND Sonic? :)

We had fish for the first three years of our marriage and I never could bring myself to come anywhere near the poop. That was a prequisite for me allowing the fish tank to be in the house -- Dave handled all the poop. You are a good wife :)

And I'd love a gift card to Sonic because everytime I go there I stare long and hard at all the drinks and then end up ordering a Vanilla Coke "because I know I'll like it". If I had a gift card, I wouldn't have to worry about wasting money trying out a flavor I didn't care for ;)