• willibaldoea

    What a shitty story. Payback really stinks – especially for that person. But what were you supposed to do? You were doing your duty as a mother. You couldn’t just flush those responsibilities down the toilet, now could you?

    Hope those people aren’t super anal about smells.

  • Babydoll

    Even, or should I say especially, when you write about poop – I love your writing.

  • tinacolada97

    If you wrapped it up in another diaper, I say fair game. People who walk their dogs on our street pick up the poop in plastic bags and put it in random garbage cans. I’ve seen them do it. And it doesn’t bother me. I’d rather have someone do that than leave the diaper or poop bag on the street (or leave the poop in my yard).

    But I also have a kid about Marlo’s age, and I might just be desensitized to poop altogether.

  • Utahcouple

    I also live on a street where a lot of dog poop is thrown in my trash cans. Unfortunately, the idiots disposing of the poop don’t know the difference between the 3 bins (garbage/recycle/yard waste) so I get to go digging for dog poop every Sunday. And I don’t even own a dog. I really need to make a sign that says “put poop in THIS bin”. Damn karma.

  • Daddy Scratches

    Thank you for reminding me how much I don’t miss changing my children’s diapers. Especially my always-off-the-chart-sized son, who wouldn’t comply with potty training for the longest time … and whose bowel movements? Also off-the-chart-sized. Which I’m sure you wanted to know. You’re welcome.

  • Carabeth

    My Daughter, (Leta’s age) toally did that whole sick to the stomach thing too. To the point that I took her to the Dr. (even though I really knew it was just her working up to a poop). He concured, and his explanation was to point out how their bodies are so much smaller and closer together that everything it probably does feel that way to them. Now though, whenever either one of my kids tells me their stomach is bothering them, I just assume that they have to poop and they’ll be fine, and go back to eating my bon-bons!

  • tawatson

    As I read your story I couldn’t help but giggle to myself. Both of my children have absolutely no shame in where or how they poop. And though mine are three years apart, they both make the very same face when the ‘do’ their business.

    Who knew the family truckster could make such a great child changing table?! I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s resorted to this in public. Not sure if car makers thought of fold-down seats in this way but leave it to moms to find yet another use for ordinary things!

  • cmckinnon1

    I always carry plastic bags in the diaper bag for that exact purpose of containing the stink. Also, thanks for the heads-up/meta-awreness of the poop behavior. I have know it, but not analyzed it until just now but yeah, one of my two year olds totally hides under the living room table when she is pooping. I have to figure out the other one’s sign.

  • Kbee

    I call that being resourceful. I once changed my daughter’s diaper on the main green of my local college campus. They have bins out there and I figured, hey, I was doing my bit for birth control.

  • RyantheGirl

    Wow, I’m so glad I read that while eating breakfast…

  • debramac

    Dude. I never ever criticize you ever. I never judge you. But sometimes you have to suck it up and do the right thing. THAT DIAPER BELONGED AT TYRANTS HOUSE!
    Damn. Payback is a mofo and sometimes you gotta take one for the team. Mourning the missed opportunity of it all. I’ll try to carry on but I’m weeping. You hold it out the window until you get there.
    Now THAT would be funny. Maybe that fucking arm could be sticking out of it!

  • debramac

    We’re in the garage! How’d that happen?!

    That’s also funny. Kiddie quantum leap!

  • Hesperleigh

    Love it. My little guy (almost 3) goes to his room, closes the door and does his thang in privacy. If someone tries to come in he yells at us to get out. Of course, he has no problem interrupting everyone else’s “private time”. Although he is completely potty trained when it comes to peeing, he absolutely refuses to go #2 on the pot. But, I guess I’m glad he doesn’t do #2 out in public anymore either.

  • CourtneySue

    One of my sisters used to poop under our dining room table. Whenever she’d hide under there, my mom would instantly know what was up. Unfortunately, this was AFTER she’d stopped using diapers! She’s never had a good relationship with bathrooms…

  • AliciaMaria

    Aahahahaha I totally laughed out loud when I read the “We’re in the garage!” part.. So funny!

  • Ethel Poostain

    Yuck. If I saw you emptying that into my bin I’d go and rub it all over your car.