Confessions of a Parent: My child slipped and fell into her own pee. (And I laughed.)

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After her breakfast, my 15 month old needed to be changed. So, I took her diaper and jammies off and let her roam around naked (for only about 2 minutes) while I picked out her clothes for the day.

Out of the corner of my eye, I could see her leaving her bedroom and standing on the hardwood floor out in our hallway. I should have realized something was up when she stood in a strange little semi-baby squat for a minute while looking down at the floor.

I turned my full attention to her and noticed she had peed. A nice, big puddle right onto the floor. And before I could grab her, she started to walk away.

And then it happened.

She slipped and fell on her bum right into the puddle, creating a large splash that seemed to spread far and wide.

I could tell she was fine – just startled. So I couldn’t help it. I just started laughing. First it was at the confused little look on her face. Then my laughter turned somewhat maniacal at the fact that I had yet to make it through a day in the past 15 months without getting some sort of human excrement on me.


So, my day started out by cleaning up urine. How did your day start out??


Parenting. It can be tough and wild and amazing all at the same time, right?? And often things happen that we just want to share. Now’s your chance! Send us your confessions for Confessions of a Parent on the Mabelhood blog. Got a parenting story that’s funny, loving, gross, unbelievable, silly, heartwarming or even something else? We want to hear it. It can be short. It can be long. It can be anything you want. Send your stories to and share something that’s happened in your life as a parent.


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