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Remember All the Gross Things We did for Our Babies... Ugg

Monday, May 26, 2014

10 Disgusting Things Only Moms Do

1. Wipe snot with your bare hands. Proceed to wipe said snot onto your pants. What are you to do if your child blows snot and you don’t have a tissue?

2. Smell things to determine what they are. Is that poop? Did you just throw up? There’s only one way to tell…

3. Stick your hand in the toilet. Those pacifiers aren’t going to retrieve themselves.

4. Smell someones butt. The easiest way to determine if someone has soiled a diaper is to shove your face up against it and take a deep breath. Yep, that’s poop.

5. Wear baby spit-up with no intentions of changing. Yeah, I know I have spit-up on the front of my t-shirt – I can smell it, too. But what’s the point of changing when I’m going to be spit on again in 20 minutes?

6. Pick someone else’s nose. “Let me get your booger” is a phrase commonly heard at my house. I see them there and I just have to get them. Doesn’t gross me out in the least.

7. Allow your kids throw up on you. One time Brady got sick, started throwing up all over me and I just sat there and held him while he did it. I quickly moved into the bathtub before the second round hit but never once did I push him away from me. He needed to feel comforted much more than I needed fresh clothes. All moms do it. I’ve even known a few to catch it in their hands.

8. Investigate poop. The color, the amount, the texture… these things tell us a lot about our kids bellies. It also usually gives us too much insight into their last meal.

9. Clean their face with your spit. A good spit shine is just as good as a wet wipe.

10. Catch their unwanted, chewed up food in your hands. “Eww I don’t like this!” and then they lean over and spit the food into your hand before you have a chance to hand them a napkin. Why they feel like this, and not their plate, is the best option, I don’t know.

Tell me…what gross thing have you done as a parent?
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  • DONNALEE-53
    emoticon
    2487 days ago
  • LASTXAROUND
    I remember those days. Now it's with the granddaughter! Lol
    2499 days ago
  • SURVIVOR61
    Amen sister and sometimes, they do it for those grandbabies too!!
    2505 days ago
  • YZDIET
    More power to Moms
    one thing is for certain NOTHING can
    replace her and what she puts up with :) emoticon
    2505 days ago
  • TEALHAWK1
    Good post. Yes for the love of a kind mother or grandma.
    I have 3 grand babies. And though just a grandma now have had it all that you mentioned. Including cleaning up from a large dog in the car that got the runs. But went through all this with our 2 girls and a boy. Now with our son kids, and I do infant nursery at church 1 to 2 times a month.
    Yet I know and have met some very uncaring people as well.
    2511 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5198989
    Oh my gosh! I can't believe how true that all is. And I'm a grandma and still doing all that!
    2511 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13384562
    Also what a lot of dementia caregivers do, well, I don't sniff his butt....
    2511 days ago
  • TWEETYKC00
    just when you think you know all about mothers, you think of these things, right? lol
    2511 days ago
  • SMILINGEYES2
    Too accurate. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2513 days ago
  • SYDLETZIII
    Way to go moms.
    2514 days ago
  • NANCYPAT1
    I was thinking of all the times the boys gave me a pee shower when I took the diaper off to change them
    2514 days ago
  • LACEYKYLE
    Jill, I think we did the exact same things to our kids except the throw up. I actually never had full on throw up from either of my girls. But watch out there'll be grandkids someday and then I'll get it!! Of course too when the babies had a runny nose I was always out of tissues and we were in public somewhere. Which is worse your baby with a runny nose like you don't care or caked on snot on your pants? LOL I remember going to work with a crusty shoulder when my girls were babies because I'd feed and burp them before I took them to the sitter and never took the time to change my shirt. Thank goodness it was casual clothes. It's amazing what we do for our children!! Even now that they are adults. LOL but of course it's not the same things. HA!!

    Note for Eva regarding dirty diapers, I don't know where you live but out here you see or step on dirty diapers in store parking lots, restaurant parking lots!!! Really???!!!! You can't walk to the trash can or you can't carry an empty grocery bag with you to put it in till you can toss it properly??!!!!
    2515 days ago
  • GENRE009
    I think I smell my cat's butt when I smell something like s-h-i-t hanging there in their fur!

    I think this was a great blog, and covered everything we do with our babies. Sounds like you are getting fed up, but there's nothing you can do about it. I wonder if people even put messy diapers into there diaper bag when there isn't anywhere to throw it out?
    2515 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/26/2014 11:31:53 PM
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