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Dealing with too much sh** today.

by lillybrook on January 1, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My three year old started "holding it" this fall, so she will go DAYS without pooping and then it's painful. The pediatrician gave me several ideas, but none of them have worked. Now that we're home on break -- she from school and me from work -- she's pooping all the time. But in her pants. Just a little. Then she holds it instead of letting it go in the potty. I have changed her pants five times today alone. I have too much laundry. My house stinks. And tonight, as I was trying to get her cleaned up and ready for bed, she pooped in the tub. Sometimes motherhood tests every fiber of my patience.

And then, just when I thought I couldn't handle anymore, while I reminded myself to take even breaths and read a story and tuck her in and then clean more mess... this is the moment when she leans in, her sweet smelling head with golden curly hair, and wraps her little arms as far around me as they can go and kisses me and says, "Goodnight Mommy. I love you."

Worth it.


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