in a household with 3 small children, things tend to be spilled a lot. As much as I try to keep on top of things, it's not uncommon to step on a damp rug and discover that one of the kiddos spilled their cup of water. And now that 2yo DD can get herself fruit and string cheese from the fridge, it's depressingly common to step on something squishy.
This week though, there's a new level of ick to stepping on something questionable. We adopted 3 puppies, and may end up with a kitten that MIL literally rescued from the pound (owner was trying to surrender cat, workers wouldn't take the cat without a surrender fee that owner didn't want to pay. Cue verbal abuse towards worker, physical abuse towards cat, and threats that cat wouldn't survive a ride home with owner. MIL spoke up and took cat), in addition to the puppy MIL adopted.
Puppies are adorable, and it is a lot of fun to watch the antics of kitten, but none of the 5 baby animals are housebroken. I've taken to mopping the floor 3-5 times per day, and I've steam cleaned the carpet 3 times this week.
In this scenario, you can probably guess at the number of gross experiences that DH and I have literally stumbled upon. But the one that takes the cake is the morning Baby took his diaper off. He's had an upset tummy, and suffered a nasty bout of diarrhea as he climbed down the stairs. 3 of the 4 puppies had accidents on the tile floor while I was cleaning up Baby and the stairs. Kitten amused himself with a game he invented that involved batting the chunks of puppy poo across the carpeted living room.
Puppies went on the back porch, Kitten was locked in the bathroom, and the kids watched a movie while I quietly wept.