Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Olympic Saga Continues...

*Warning: Not so cute kid story ahead*

I woke up early Saturday morning to Lily saying, "I go potty Momma." Fantastic. What more (other than 2 more hours sleep) could a mom ask for? A not quite 2 1/2 year old that gets out of bed and goes potty by herself is pretty spectacular. Well... almost.

I walked downstairs (some could argue sleepwalked) to make a pot of coffee. I found that all of my knitting notions were strewn across the living room floor. There were 2 inch pins used to make stitch markers everywhere. Lily had glass beads still clutched in her hot little hands. Tape measures strung out like drunken Christmas lights, basically it looked like a frat party had happened in my knitting bag.

It wasn't until I walked upstairs to the bathroom that I realized that there was poop smeared all over the floor. Fantastic. Lily had pooped in her Pull-Up (night-time safety device) and had tried to take care of the situation herself. So I washed the floor, the toilet and the little potty.

I went back downstairs to flop on the loveseat (no couch, long story) with my hot cup of coffee when I realized that there was poop smeared on my WHITE loveseat. Now the loveseat is not new - we got it secondhand and I've been trying to keep it covered by a thin throw. However, it's all we've got at this point. To make matters worse, she also managed to smear poop on my yarn. Yep, the yarn for the shrug that I struggled with all day the day before.

The yarn is washed and is drying in the windowsill.

It's a sign. I cast on for my backup project. A Baby Surprise Jacket with Cascade 220. Pictures coming soon.

10 comments:

Bertha said...

OK. Poop on the bathroom floor is one thing. Poop on the loveseat is pretty bad. But poop on the yarn?! Poop on the yarn is where she crossed the line! I am not looking forward to potty-training...

bockstark.knits said...

I guess I should consider myself lucky that I have not had any poop smear (that I know of!) yet. Ugh, sounds like a whole lot of fun. ;) Well, the upside is that at least she knows she has to go potty! Yeah, I know, doesn't make up for it.

Syren said...

She is your daughter...ha ha...I won't share the stories mom and dad have about you here!

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Northwoods Baby said...

See you on Saturday, then?

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Simply me said...

Oh no! I think I would have given up and threw the yarn out. :-)

Yarn Swapper said...

thats a great story, but I dont think I want to swap any yarn for a while......

Knittymuggins said...

Gah!! I have no idea what I would have done! I'm a little scared this is what I'll have to look forward to ;) That part about the frat party in your knitting bag was awesome!

Hope things are back to normal and you're enjoying your weekend!

knittymuggins

La Cabeza Grande said...

Wow! What a way to start your day.