On the Wonders of Poop

So every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning I work at a kindergarten in the city of Xinzhuang, which is about a 40-min scooter drive from my apartment.  I need to be there at 9:30am.  This morning I woke up at 9:10am.   You do the math.  I got there just before 10am, which meant I still did most of my teaching, and still got most of my pay for the morning.

As if this wasn't a good enough start to my day, I got pooped on.  Now, I happen to love small kids.  (No, not THAT way.  Get away from me, you freak.)  I have fun playing with them.  So, during play time at the kindergarten, I typically spend most of my time tickling, chasing, hugging, lifting, and assisting little kids in incredibly realistic imitations of a sputtering airplane.  This morning I put a 2-year-old girl named Doris on my shoulders.  Usually she screams with glee, but this morning she just got this very uncomfortable look on her face, so I just put her down and wandered off to find someone else to play with.  Then I noticed a funny smell, and started looking around to see where it had come from.  Eventually, I caught a glimpse of my T-shirt, which had somehow acquired a brown, lumpy streak down the right side of my chest.  Ah, so that's what it is, I thought.  And then, eww.

I did my best to wipe it off with baby wipes, soap and water, which got most of it off, but still left a nice brown stain.  My boss was nice enough to go to the nearest clothing store and get me a T-shirt to change into.

Lessons learned:

1) Poop happens.

2) Especially when you're around little kids.

3) So have a change of clothes handy, since just because it's not your job to change their diaper, THERE WILL BE POOP!

Amen.

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4 Responses to “On the Wonders of Poop”

  1. aznsouris Says:

    Back when the ASC office was still around, Oreo, my kitten, slightly pooped on Regina. Twice. On a white shirt. But it was a really small stain probably from his butt. Oreo did however wipe his ass on Jeff Cather. Really, he did. And after he did that, he crawled into someone else’s lap to take a nap.

  2. Ro Says:

    Yeah. I remember when Oreo did that:)

  3. MJ Says:

    ben-ah!
    ni zuijin hai haoma? Ni haojiu meiyou zai zheli xie le. Wo xian zai queding yao qu taiwan, dan hai bu zhidao sheme shiho yao qu. hui shiyi yue di huo shier yu qu.

  4. andres Says:

    similar thing happened to me with my niece… except it was puke instead of poop. still not pleasant tho’.

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