Friday, June 25, 2010

FTLOG

Ok. Ok ok ok. So we got home from family reunion, which was lovely EXCEPT for falling into a river and spending the subsequent two hours with a bunch of wet, pissed off people whose lunches were floating upstream and EXCEPT for the part where Eli had Horrifying Accidents of a Solid Nature in his underpants about a gazillionty times in a relative's lovely, clean home. And we had one phone lost and one phone sort of clinging to life and four different keys to have made, and amazingly all of that got taken care of pretty quickly and smoothly and I was all, "Nice recovery, family unit!"

And then. And then in one single day: the phone that was valiantly soldiering on completely gave up the ghost, rendering it useless even for contact list retrieval (!!!); I brilliantly tried to put CORN HUSKS down the garbage disposal and completely clogged out entire sink system, including the (single) bathtub/shower, which is currently a swamp of murky water with random corn silk balls bobbing despondently therein; and Eli developed some mysterious stomach ailment just as I took the kids over to my parents' house to bathe, which led him (omg omg omg) to POOP on their WHITE FRESHLY STEAM CLEANED CARPET twice. omg omg omg.

It was so bad, you guys. And thank heavens it was obviously scotch guarded or something, because I couldn't believe I got those stains out. I was seriously SWEATING in panic, while the previously potty trained boy was running around in diapers for the first time in about three weeks and doubtless ruining all his progress.

Arrgh. So to sum up: piles of dishes, including a crock pot of barbecued ribs, which have sat untouched by dishwasher for two days; an impressive number of soiled and/or ruined underpants which REE-HEALLY need laundered; and a ticking time bomb of a toddler sipping on Pedialyte. So I may as well just say it and get it over with: after five days of attempting to swish/soak/rinse fecal matter out of underpants in the toilet (after getting very tired of just throwing them away following such an accident) I think I have decided I may not be cut out for cloth diapering after all. Don't judge me, great internet.

Oh, and I just stepped into a pile of slimy regurgitated weeds courtesy of the dog. Of course I did.

18 comments:

Scottish Twins said...

Somehow you always manage to make the misery funny.

At least you have a sens of humor about it :)

Sorry you're having such a horrible week. Please let me know if I can do anything. Why don't you drop some laundry off or something and I can do some loads for you!

Saly said...

Oh honey, that's terrible!!!

How did you guys fall in the river?

I always wonder what I really can't put in to our disposal---now I know corn husks are a definite NO. See? You educated me today. There's something!

Mimi said...

Oh you poor thing! Hope things imprive in a hurry!

Sage said...

Seriously... I think everyone's week is going about the same way... different crap ( so to speak) but a week of constant and continually OMG OMG OMG. Unfortunately for a mom it really doesn't matter if it's Friday or Monday. Hang in there.

Jules said...

This is what I call Divine Intervention in the case of cloth diapering (and the reason we will never have white carpet!)

Swistle said...

See, this is a mistake a lot of families make: they get fooled by the low low prices and they book their reunions in Hell.

Chelle said...

This entry just made me feel so much better about the recent events in my life. I think I love you for that.

Not in a wierd way, of course.

Jess said...

Oh my. Judging by all the stuff that got lost and ruined in the river I am totally imagining you guys in, like, a covered wagon full of all your earthly possessions, trying to ford the river and getting swept away in the current. Glad it wasn't quite that bad, at least.

Shelly Overlook said...

Oh good grief. That's just plain awful. The image I have of you, pregnant and maybe not feeling your very best, but hunched over furiously scrubbing stinky carpet - it makes me want to send you some nice fudgey brownies because you surely deserve it!

Marie Green said...

I agree, your misery has me cracking up... hope things have improved...

Pigeon said...

I was 8.5 months pregnant when I tried the Jillian's Drawers trial package...one of the diapers included was organic cotton and had to be washed (and dried!) FOUR times before one could use it. I didn't even use it. I cloth diapered my 18 month old for oh, about two days, and he leaked through EVERY SINGLE DIAPER. Which meant EVEN MORE LAUNDRY. Laundry my pregnant self had to haul up and down stairs and into a laundry room that was so narrow I could only ease into sideways at the end of my pregnancy. My 8.5 month pregnant self said, hell with this, I don't care how much money we save by cloth diapering, if it means I have to do this much damn laundry I will stick with disposables.

At least cloth diapering only cost me $10. :-)

Jen @ Rolling Through Looneyville said...

Oh my. You? Had quite a week.

I have to say, whether you decide to cloth diaper or not, what you had to handle? Was WAY WORSE, say about 4x worse than my worst cloth diapering days. And I've got two rugrats in 'em.

So, perhaps you'll change your mind, perhaps not. But if you do? Take heart, it's definitely not that bad :)

And I totally hope you have a better week coming!

HereWeGoAJen said...

Hey, cloth diapers are not for everyone. BUT, with cloth diapers, stuff stays where it is supposed to and they are built to handle poop, so it comes off when it is supposed to. It's much, much easier than cleaning up after potty training accidents. (And yes, I am a pusher and I know it. Sorry.)

Elizabeth said...

Oh man. I so wish I could come do some dishes for you and fish corn husks out of your garbage disposal for you. But please be reassured, as a recently unpregnant woman myself, yes, I feel very very very sorry for you :)

Sara said...

OH MAN! What a weekend! I am so very curious about falling in the river because that sounds like something I would totally do.

I don't have a child, but my friend who cloth diapers had little sprayer hose that you attach to the toilet to help with the cleaning of diapers. Maybe that would help?

something like this:
http://www.pottypail.com/learn.php

d e v a n said...

ew ew ew!

artemisia said...

Oh, lord. I am so sorry.

Kelsey said...

Oh gosh, I'm sorry - what a disaster.