Don’t read this if you can’t handle poop.
Last warning, this is about poop.
Are you seriously still reading?
Okay, you were warned.
Adelaide has been having bowel movements when she is eating lunch. No matter how I time it, I can’t escape it. Pooping while she is eating. Not to be overly dramatic, but it’s one of the worst things about parenting a child with special needs. I actually don’t mind that I still change 18 diapers a day for an almost 3yo. My thoughts: at least she is going. She is rarely constipated, so we are blessed that she has bowel movements and that she pees all the time. There are so many kiddos with her condition who struggle in this area. I just don’t know how to handle it during mealtime. She is loud when she goes. She grunts and kicks her legs and it’s not appetizing. I am sure you are thinking the obvious, “Just take her out of the highchair and let her finish elsewhere.” Have you seen how much this child loves food? Our little corner of the internet is full of Adelaide-eating-food-in-her-highchair pics. Because she loves it. And you cannot take her away from her food. This house had better be in the midst of a Red Dawn situation before you take her from her food. Both Patrick Swayze and Chris Hemsworth would end up leaving her behind to fend for herself. She will not leave food behind. They will all be shouting “WOLVERINES!” and she will be shouting “EAT! EAT! EAT!” So, I don’t know what to do about the pooping while eating stuff. Got answers? Shoot me a comment. Because I am lost. Sometimes, I feel like parenting a child with special needs is like parenting Jack Black.
But Jack Black never looked this cute…