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Dad shares hilarious post about his public diarrhoea disaster with 4-year-old

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Clint Edwards and family were on a road trip to attend a funeral when they made a stop. During this stop, he had a diarrhoea disaster with his 4-year-old

 

Oh goodness, this post made us cry with laughter. And it’s not what you may think… Kids say and do the funniest things, especially when they are still learning all the ropes of life.

This became apparent when the author, daddy blogger and father of 3, Clint Edwards had to make a pit-stop just 2 hours into a family road trip. While in the shop with his 4-year-old daughter, things took a stomach-grumbling turn. He had to dash to the bathroom with his 4-year-old in tow and become the subject of one of his most embarrassing (and now viral) life experiences.

Take a read below, but maybe don’t sip on anything until the end, your laptop/PC/cellphone screen will thank you later!

“We stopped at a gas station in nowhere Oregon, two hours into a 12-hour road trip to a family funeral when the diarrhoea struck. My wife and two older kids were in the van, while I was inside looking for cornflakes with my 4yo.

We b-lined into the restroom, making it just in time. I had no choice but to take my 4yo into the stall with me. Aspen watched as I struggled, Moana light-up crocs on the wrong feet, blue eyes wide and supportive, hands clapping. “Good job, Daddy! Good job! You make two poops! Now three poops! I’m four!”
“Yucky, Daddy. It’s stinky.”

I’m not sure what happened exactly, if I’d eaten something wrong, or if it was the stress of travelling with kids, but what I do know is that my 4yo daughter is the Richard Simmons of pooping. I’ve never felt so supported in anything in my whole life. She commented on the size, smell, and sound. “Wow!” She said. She commented on my work ethic. “You’re trying so hard!” At one point I had to actually push her face away from the business end of things as she clapped and cried “You’re doing it, Daddy! You’re doing it!”

She’s potty trained, sure. But she’s also easily distracted, and prone to potty accidents. I suppose she’s gotten used to the positive reinforcement Mel and I give her each time she goes. And when I’m cheering her on in our family restroom, it seems normal, even appropriate. But when the roles are reversed, it’s just, well, awkward. Particularly in a public restroom where the man in the stall next to me was obviously holding back tears of laughter. Laughter that busted loose when she called me a “pooping-farting robot.”

Naturally, it all passed, and as I buckled Aspen into the car seat, a small package of anti-diarrhoea pills held in my mouth, Mel asked what took so long, and I rolled my eyes and mumbled, “You don’t want to know.”

It was then that Aspen was kind enough to recount the story to her mother, clapping the whole time. I sat in the driver’s seat. Mel patted my leg, “Nice work, Daddy.”

All I could do was say, “Thank you.”

Has your child ever said or done anything that mortified you?


Sources: Bored Panda
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Tyler Vivier
Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy. Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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