Today is a day in which I have to remember that I love my children. Everything started out just fine. The girls got up. They had their breakfast. They had their medicine because they have ear infections. I left them alone to play, so I could do my morning reading. That's when everything went wrong.
Emily has a tendency to never keep on her diapers. Usually this is not an issue. However this time it was. Kirstin came running back to tell me Emily had taken off her jammies. This is also a normal thing. I didn't think much of it. I asked her she taken off her diaper too and Kirstin replied, "Yes, and there is poop in it."
Not knowing exactly what to expect, I went into the dining room where Emily was. She had crawled back up into her chair at the table and undid her jammies down to the waist. My lovely child also undid her diaper and was sitting with poop on her hands and smearing it all over her body. I am not a happy mommy at this point.
Needless to say, Emily wound up in the shower. However, while I was giving her a shower, Kirstin decided it was time to get dressed and she could not find any pants. Of course. And in Kirstin's mind this had to be remedied right away. I could not give Emily a shower. She needed pants. So while I have poop on my hands.(I couldn't stop to the wash them, of course), I go upstairs and direct Kirstin to pants. Meanwhile, Emily is still in the tub with the water turned off, and she is now smearing poop in the tub.
After this thing started getting a little better, I was able to clean up Emily properly, and Kirstin was able to get dressed. After little while I will actually be able to laugh about this–hopefully.
In the meantime, my mantra for right now is, "I love my children. I love my children. I love my children."