Warning: this post isn’t actually about poopy diapers but bear with me.
I’m sure most parents can attest to the pain they feel when every single diaper change seems to include poop. Whether you cloth diaper or not, there is some level of discomfort when it seems like your kid is nothing but a poop machine. It doesn’t usually happen every day, but on the days when the poop is just non-stop, you’re probably over it by the first or second change… knowing you have 6-8 more until its all over.
That’s pretty much the same in other aspects of life. When life comes at you hard and fast and roadblock after roadblock just seem to impede your progress or keep you from catching your breath – life can be exhausting. Many of us (parents) seem to live in a perpetual cycle of poopy diaper days. I could say: “especially when you have a newborn,” “toddlers”, “multiple kids,” “stay at home,” “work outside of the home….” The list goes on.
The bad news: I can’t save you. The good news: you are NOT alone. Don’t beat yourself up for not being the best parent you can be every single day of the year. It’s the thought that counts. Honestly, your kids won’t remember that one day you shouted “Jesus Christ” without actually being in prayer or the day you forgot to send their ‘Show-n-Tell” toy to school. They won’t even remember the time you were super pregnant and thought you were REALLY on top of things by remembering to send your 4 year old in his Spider-Man costume for the Halloween party only for him to come running from the room completely embarrassed because the party is the following week.
When your kids are all grown up and are adults living their own slightly poopy filled lives, they’ll look back at all of the little flubs you made and completely (ok, maybe not COMPLETELY) understand and maybe even giggle about them. At the very least, they will make excellent stories you can tell their date on prom night or the new BAE they bring to Thanksgiving dinner.
Everyone has a good poop story, just make it count.