Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Floating Turd!

Summer time means swim lessons!

Yesterday, Josselyn had her very 1st swim lesson at Emler Swim School. Overall the swim lesson was...well...adventurous! Things started out a bit rocky. Josse decided to take a nap right before it was time to leave for her "water baby" swim class. I ended up having to wake-up sleeping beauty so we wouldn't be too terribly late to her over priced, 30 minute, swim lesson.  Poor Josse had no clue what was going on...I undressed her, put on a Huggies swim diaper, bathing suit & then I threw her in her car seat. While we were driving I heard half asleep Josse making her "pooping sound" which came as no surprise since Josselyn only likes to poop when we are in the car! By the time we arrived at Elmer Swim School we were already 5 minutes late so I decided not to check her diaper (dumb mommy). I just took Josse out of her car seat and ran into her class, which had already started...

I must brag on my daughter for a minute...she is a total water baby! She loves the water & I can already tell she is going to be a little dare devil (hmmm where could she possibly get that from???) lol She is fearless and she tries to just jump into the water & take off swimming all by herself! I know 9 months may seem a bit early for swim lessons but I figured that since she already loves the water, it can't hurt teaching her a few little things like how to kick, hold her breath & float on her back (the teacher swears kids her age can learn all that...but we will see). Worst case scenario mommy & Josse have a little water bonding time once a week this summer ;)

Well, Josselyn loved the swim class! She especially loved playing with the water balls. I actually had to hide the balls that were floating around becasue Josse would not pay attention to the teacher or me when a ball were anywhere in sight (she absolutely LOVES balls!) Now, during the last 10 minutes of the class I noticed a brown flake like substance floating near Josselyn. It did not look like poop but all of a sudden I became a bit concerned. A minute or so later I saw another brown flake thingy and then I really started to worry. I thought about taking Josse out of the water to check her diaper in case the brown stuff was poop from her diaper, but then I figured her class was almost over and we already showed up late to begin with. So, I decided to ingnore the flakes. As the class was coming to a close I noticed even more brown flakes, by this point I was too embarrassed to say anything and I did not want to draw any attention to us or the possible poop flakes! The teacher casual mentioned to me and only me...that it was best to use the non disposable swim diapers & she even suggested doubling them up (my guess is that she knew the floating turd pieces were from Josselyn!) lol I told her Josse was wearing those Huggies swim diapers & then she proceeded to tell me that those swim diapers did not work, they just fall apart & the poop comes out everywhere (ooops...) She even told me that those diapers are not allowed at most community pools & rec centers. Ummmm why did they not tell me this when I was signing Josselyn up for a WATER BABY SWIM CLASS that is for ages 6 months - 18 months. Obviously children in that age bracket are in diapers still! Anyways, the class was over so the teacher had to hold Josselyn while I got out of the pool (it's a safety thing). Well, while the teacher handed me Josselyn Ms. Poopy Pants I noticed a yellow color on the poor teachers swim shirt! I grabbed Josse, threw a towel around her & rushed over to the changing station. Sure enough Josse had a poopy diaper! The crazy thing was that it wasn't your typical poopy diaper. The poop looked likes brown flakes (the exact flakes that were floating around in the pool!) And the teacher was right, it did not stay in her diaper. Josselyn's towel had a yellowish/brown color on it, her swim suit had a yellowish/brown tint all over it and I now had a poop colored tint on the front of my cover up! So needless to say, my daughter is one of those nasty kids that poops in a public pool!!!

 I will be using the the washable swim diapers instead of the Huggies or Pampers swim diapers!

 I will no longer use those worthless Huggies swim diapers. I am going to buy at least 4 of those washable swim diapers and I may even triple them up on my poop machine daughter! I promise that Josselyn will never again be the child who POOPS IN THE POOL!!! So hopefully this was our first & last pool explosion. I will keep you posted on how her future swim lessons go :)