Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Poop on the Carpet - No We Don't Have Pets

I was in the middle of writing my post about today's preschool activities when Sophie yelled, "Mom, Riley took off her diaper and has poop everywhere!" That's what I get for sneaking away into my room for a few minutes of blog time. Somewhere in a far corner of my subconscious mind I suppose I knew a poopie incident could occur, yet the realization of it still came as a surprise. "Surprise!" Maybe I'm not too fond of surprises. Did you know both "poopie" and "poopy" are considered correct spellings? I had to look it up.

Somehow, Riley took off her dance leotard all by herself and removed her own dirty diaper. It's not like I had neglected her diaper needs. I had just given her a fresh diaper thirty minutes earlier and had no idea she needed changed again. Fortunately, Riley did not get poop "everywhere" as Sophie suggested, and Spot Shot came to the rescue. Notice I didn't actually show you the poo. You're welcome.

So, back to the preschool activities I planned for today, and "Poop on the carpet," is not a part of my lesson plans.

Today we worked with our Leap Frog fridge magnet sets. All three girls play with these together. Sometimes they put them on the fridge and sometimes they play with them on trays. Sophie likes to use the metal cookie trays to spell out words with the letters.

Piper uses the letters with the toy which tells her, in a catchy tune, the name of each letter and the sound(s) it makes.

Riley prefers to match the front and back of animals and place them in the barn. The barn sings another catchy tune and tells her if she made a match or not and says information about the animal she matched. If she puts mismatched pieces together, the barn tells her that too. For example, "You put a pig in front, you put a cow behind, put them together and what do you find? A pigcow? That's silly. snort-moo". That's my favorite part of this toy. It makes me smile every time. (this is the "crime evidence" dance leotard she removed in the poopie incident)

We may or may not make it to the library in time for the weekly childrens' storytime group. Sophie likes to go to the library and check out new books every week- especially Fancy Nancy books, but she and Piper aren't too keen on the thirty minute storytime. Riley loves storytime and I think the librarian does a fantastic job.

This afternoon we'll head to a friend's house for a playdate. I try to get a playdate in once every two or three weeks. I'd do it more often if I could get some scheduled. Any takers out there? Dressing up in princess dresses or dance leotards is a plus, but not a requirement.

Tonight I think there will be a mug of hot tea, a warm bubble bath, and a book calling my name - after the kids are asleep and all dirty diapers are out of Riley's reach.


  1. My 3 year old has Leukemia so he does preschool home with me. Is that what you are doing with your girls? Just curious. Eases my mind a little to know that I am not the only doing this.

  2. Dear Brac and Zoe's Mama,

    Yes, I do some preschool activities with my girls at home. I just find things I think they'd enjoy by browsing preschool blogs and put my own spin on it. Being a former elementary teacher, I tend to buy them educational games and I could spend hours at the teacher supply store buying up all kinds of things to use at home.

    I'm praying right now for the health and healing of your little one.