Friday, July 18, 2008

Not Doin' It

You would think after dealing with issues like these for years I would be a little more patient. A little more forgiving. A little more gentle and kind. My children certainly deserve to have such a mother. Nope. Instead they get me. Brendan has begun pooping on the floor again. Notice the word again. We thought we had gotten past this stage. The stage that has lasted for years. The past few months he has done great, and Roger and I were secretly breathing a sigh of relief that we had endured yet another autism phase that had come to an end. But as we all know, God indeed has a sense of humor. The first poop looked innocent enough. Surely an accident. Then another. And another. Oops, watch your step - there's another. And these aren't little baby poops. Or toddler poops. These are 125 pound 10 year old poops, that if I had to guess, based on size alone, I would think that we had a small horse loose in the house. So after finding "accident" number 9 first thing in the morning, out came the box cutter. Roger stopped to kiss me on his way to work. "What are you doing with that?" "Ripping out Brendan's carpet." "Okay, see ya later." He has since tried to appeal and suggest installing laminate as we have done in our other houses, and yes, we will put something down. Eventually. Okay, for us that translates to next week. But for now, I'll clean up cement. And watch my step.

4 comments:

  1. I don't know how you do it!!! you are amazing!

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  2. part of me wants to laugh, part of me wants to cry.. I will never complain when Isaac has his pee accidents in bed, atleast I have a plastic cover on his mattress.. I agree with your friend, I dont know how you do it.. your amazing!

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  3. I hope by just ripping up the carpet in his room means he mostly does that in his room. That would be so hard!!!!

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  4. Omigosh! I wish you could here how hard I am laughing, I know NOT funny at all but I think you handled yourself very appropriately!! I miss ya!

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