You know it's gonna be a long day when you have poop on your shirt before you even get to work.
Unbeknownst to me, Ella was apparently working on a huge "surprise" for me this morning on the way in to daycare. When we arrived, I got her out of her carseat and put her on my hip, just like I normally do. As we were signing in, I smelled something a little funny, so figured that I would need to change her when we got into her room.
Little did I know that I would need a change as well. Sure enough, I had her pool all over my hip. Luckily, I'm wearing a black shirt today, so I could hide the evidence pretty well. I got her cleaned up and into a new outfit, checked with another mom that I was clean, and headed to work.
When I got to work, I checked my email quickly before heading to the restroom--where I discovered more poop on my skirt! And if there were poop on my skirt...that meant there was probably poop on my chair...and on the seat in the car. They were both surprisingly clean, so I couldn't figure out where the mysterious poop was coming from, until I opened up the back car door and noticed a chunk in the door jam. It must have fallen off of her when I picked her up, and I then must have brushed up against it as I was trying to clean her carseat.
I *think* (and hope and pray!) that I'm all cleaned up now...but I feel like I can still smell it somewhere here in my office. What a beautiful way to start a morning, huh? Actually, goopy poop aside, starting my day with Ella is indeed a beautiful way to start a morning.
Today's blessing is knowing that my parents are hitting the road tonight to visit. We have Ella's baptism and birthday party on Sunday, and I'm really looking forward to seeing them again.