A New Day To Poo Alone

by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on August 22, 2011

in All About Me,Family,Farts and Other Stuff,Kiddos,Pictures

Do things ever get so bad that you just have to leave the room?

And by “things,” I mean “the poo smell.”

And by “room,” I mean “bathroom.”

For the most part of the last 2-1/2 months and the 7 years before that, I’ve had two gorgeous short people stalking me into the toilet room wanting various things to be opened, permission to do other things, and tattle-tailing on someone else. I will never, ever understand why they find me in the bathroom, enjoying a few minutes of “me time,” releasing the brown beasts. It stinks. It’s gross. Why can’t they wait the 2-3 (or more – don’t judge) minutes until I’m out of the stink for my attention? They’re obviously barbarians or don’t have proper olfactory systems.

But today is a new day.

Today marks the first day of the rest of my life that both of my girls are in the same school for the same amount of time for the same price (see: FREE).

Today is a day I can take a poo in peace!
 I started staying home with my girls in 2006 (5 months old & 2 years old at the time) when I “retired” from teaching because the cost of daycare for two babies was only several hundred dollars less than my take-home pay. It made sense for me to spend my time with them rather than spend my time with other people’s kids. Yes, I realize I was very lucky to have that option, but I also felt unfulfilled in my ability to contribute to the financial instability of our family. That’s when I discovered Craigslist and eBay as a way to purge the maternity clothes and baby stuffs we all outgrew. That turned into my store, Good for the Kids, that lead to blogging that lead to social media that lead to actual paid work.

That’s where I am today. Working from home as a paid editor and contributor to several blogs while running my store. Now that the small people are off to where they are required to be for 6-1/2 hours, 180 days this school year, I feel like I can finally buckle myself down and get actual shit done.

…right after I go poo all by myself just because I can.

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1 Romona Easterling August 22, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Congrats! I so want to get there my son is 21 months so I’m really looking forward to pooping in peace again at some point in my life.

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2 Ordinary Sarah August 22, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Congratulations! What a glorious day!

I homeschool, so I envy you free-to-poo-in-peace-edness. Inevitably, the urge hits when I do get alone time… while waiting in line at Starbucks. Not nearly as glorious as yours will be. Enjoy!
An Awesome post on Ordinary Sarah´s blog … Completely Unplugged

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3 Carol @ Lucky Zucca August 22, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Too cute! Love this post! And congratulations finding your own way and now having time to fully dedicate yourself to things you’re passionate about!
An Awesome post on Carol @ Lucky Zucca´s blog … The Luckiest

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4 Rosa January 9, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Intelgleince and simplicity – easy to understand how you think.

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5 TheNextMartha August 22, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Big step you got there. I still have a 2 yr old and am waiting for that moment I don’t hear “mommy” the minute I close the door.

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6 Meredith August 22, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Something inside of me tells me this your year.

Also, THEY ARE SO PRETTY!

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7 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] August 22, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Can you be more specific on what you mean by “year”? Year as in 2011 or year as in school year, 2011-2012?

And is that “something inside” of you gas or are you a psychic?

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8 Meredith August 22, 2011 at 11:47 pm

Year as in 2011-2012 school year.

I DO have gas, but also I think I am a bit psychic. Like, I totally knew we would be friends one day when I was only 5 years-old. Weird, right?

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9 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] August 23, 2011 at 8:59 am

Explain this “I totally knew we would be friends one day when I was only 5 years-old” to me.

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10 Tina August 23, 2011 at 6:26 am

Precious girls! And yay for Private Poo Peace! My son is 4 now, but since he was about 2 and 1/2 he asks for “privacy please” if he has to poop. Ironically, this was not an option when requested by me. I finally drew the line this year and said I needed the privacy. Now he sits outside the door talking to me… “Mama, are you still going poop? Are you finished? Are you going pee too? Mama? Maaaamaaaa?”
Just bring your race cars in here, kid and play….
Best,
Tina
An Awesome post on Tina´s blog … Everyday Heroine

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11 Tara R. August 23, 2011 at 10:32 am

This was lovely. I’m fighting back the tears, from emotion not any noxious fumes.
An Awesome post on Tara R.´s blog … He’s got CRAZY hair!

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