The Mystery of the Murky Bath (or, Houston, We Have a Floater)

I have tried, ladies. I have tried to refrain from this topic. But I cannot stop myself.

After playgroup today, I was giving Jafta and India their usual pre-nap bath. All of the sudden, right before my very eyes, the bathtub gets cloudy. And brown. After a second, I realize that someone has pooped in the bathtub. Someone has taken a serious. poop. in the bathtub.

I whisk the kids into my shower to clean them off, and immediately start the inquisition. However, the perpetrator remains at large. Here is what I know:

  • Jafta vehemently denies the pooping, and blames India
  • India had already had a poopy diaper at playgroup, which points to Jafta
  • Jafta has never bold-faced lie to me, which points to India
  • There was a curious absence of raisins (India's favorite), which points to Jafta
  • Both children have had diarrhea since Haiti, which looks bad for both of them
  • The presence of corn points to Jafta
  • The presence of large ball of blue play-doh (also India's favorite) points to India

I just don't know what to think. Apparently my life is full of crap. And I don't mean that figuratively.

If you would like a look at the crime scene, click here. Warning: gruesome shower scene depicted. I refrained from posting this photo on the main page to protect the innocent. And those of you reading this while eating.


  1. That is too funny! And of course I, being the freak that I am, was compelled to click on the picture to see the bath tub full of poop....while I'm eating lunch!

  2. Last week I tried to convince myself that one of the girls snuck out of the tub, walked to the grocery store, purchased a Baby Ruth, came home, unwrapped it, threw it in the tub and then snuck back in. It was the only thing that kept me sane while cleaning the "not Baby Ruth". Wishing I took a picture!

  3. Ewwwwwwww! Maybe the older one thought it was just a toot and didn't realize that something more came out? Cuz, that happens to my husband sometimes. Ha!

  4. omg you are seriously killing me! hahaha. but on the bright side, the pre-poop picture of them in the tub is super cute. :D

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  6. Deleted my first comment because it had spelling errors!

    But wanting to know if this situation is some how cuter because it is your child's poo? The picture alone made me dry heave...

    Don't know if I am ready for motherhood...I will have Chad be in charge of bath time!

  7. No. It's never cute. I was gagging the whole time I cleaned that up. You would think that after so many diaper changes, you would grow immune to it. Not so.


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