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Parents Having a Bad Day, Here Is a Quick Example of How It Could Be Much, Much Worse!

Parents Having a Bad Day, Here Is a Quick Example of How It Could Be Much, Much Worse!

Sometimes we all just need a little heads up that life isn’t all that bad. I mean, it certainly can be. We’ve all had shitty days here and there. But, well, nothing compares to this mum’s shitty day.

Andrea Mangum Chapman took to the book of faces recently to share with us all a little tale of what made her day particularly shitty. And we think you’ll agree that things really don’t seem so bad after all.

She writes:

For those in need of some parenting schadenfreude, here is my gift to you:

Our dear three year old child, who is sweet and cunning and adorable and obviously under the influence of Satan, is in the process of potty training. Despite our sincerely half-hearted attempts and hopes that he’ll just learn on his own, pooping on the potty remains a mountain that he will not climb.

Today when we were diligently leaving our children to their own devices, the littlest spawn felt the urge to poop.

For reasons yet unknown he stopped the dryer which was full of freshly washed and nearly dried clothes, and pulled out a few crisp garments.

He pooped on them.

Then, in fulfillment of the evil deeds which were no doubt whispered into his ear by the Lord of Darkness, he put those clothes along with the turds he had released upon them back into the dryer. And pressed “tumble”.

What happened in those next few minutes was exactly what you are imagining: hot fecal chaos. By the time this disaster was intercepted, each item in the dryer bore the territorial mark of l’enfant terrible and the drum of the dryer was fully coated in his warmed waste.

Maybe your child is being annoying today. Perhaps they had a tantrum, or a bad attitude, or burned your house down. But they likely did not put their poop in your dryer. So, my friends, be glad.

I can’t even begin to imagine the intestinal fortitude it must have taken to clean that hot stinkin mess up. It would be tempting to just haul the whole dryer out to the footpath and phone the scrap metal yard to come and pick it up as is.

So, how’s your day going? Does it seem a little bit better now? Mine sure as hell does!!


Source: Facebook/Andrea Mangum Chapman

Jill Slater

Jill Slater

Jill is a busy wife and mother of four young children. She loves nothing more than making people giggle, and loves to settle in with a glass of wine (or four) and wander about the internet. Feel free to follow her to see all the cool stuff she finds!

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