Warning: this is gross.
Well...yesterday was weird. I don't know if there's anything on this earth that could have prepared me for parenting a toddler. Or...just parenting really. And I think...I think...that I have just kind of had a "haha that's funny" perspective for anything I've ever read from anyone who has ever been forthcoming with their weird (and gross) parenting stories...thinking that weird (and gross) stuff won't ever happen to me if I just stay on top of things.
Well...no. No it isn't that way at all.
Fireball has been a little stopped up lately. So last night when I went to change his diaper, I was relieved upon finding a treasure. !! 😜
Because he is at the age where changing his diaper puts a cramp in his style, he could not contain his wiggles. Changing a full diaper of a very busy toddler is a challenge everyone should have to experience. Everyone.
After his new fresh diaper was secured on him, he sprung to his feet and was off to do his thing. I stood up and noticed that one of the little treasures had rolled out of the diaper and onto the floor so I grabbed a wipe and moved it ever so carefully to the throne and flushed it. As I was walked out of the restroom, he appeared at the door...chewing. When I asked him what he was eating, he replied, "No."
There's a certain look on their face when a toddler has done something he knows he shouldn't. And that is the one he owned in this moment.
Praying that it was just a cheerio he found on the floor, I picked him up and walked to the kitchen scouring the floor on the way. I turned into the kitchen and there on the floor lay a small little treasure from his diaper. That had been nibbled on.
I gagged. And gagged. And asked my almost two year old what on God's green earth he was thinking. Because ya know at 21 months he should know better, right? As he looked at me with his innocent eyes, I reminded him that we do not put treasures such as this in our mouth. This goes in the potty. Always. And never in our mouth.
After brushing his teeth (and disposing of that toothbrush) and washing out his mouth, I looked to Dr. Google for some help. Apparently this is common.
Bottoms up y'all!