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So, obviously motherhood is messy.
I feel like all you hear is the horror stories of blow outs, disasters and chaos from other moms when you tell them you’re pregnant.
They can’t all be lying.
Maybe its the twins, maybe it’s the clean freak in me that’s been suppressed by two new humans, but the truth about motherhood is that it is messier than you could have ever imagined.
My twins are only a year and a half old. And I can already say they have created some of the worst messes I’ve ever been forced to clean up.
To think I used to complain about using a poop scoop in the backyard to clean up after the dogs. I thought that was gross.
That is nothing to me anymore.
But even with the truth about motherhood being messier than expected, there isn’t much you can do other than embrace it.
Embrace the chaos and embrace life’s messes. That is how I live my days lately.
A tool I’ve been loving, and that really does help embrace the mess, is the Libman Freedom Spray mop.
One thing I can’t stand is messy floors.
Stepping on crumbs, food, or whatever messes the twins scatter across the floor.
I can handle a lot of things. But messy floors aren’t one of them.
But the Libman Freedom Spray mop makes keeping the floors in top shape super easy. The swivel head easily glides around and between the table, chairs and corners. It also has a microfiber pad that can be washed(in the washing machine!!) up to 100 times, and can be filled with your favorite floor cleaner.
That is one thing I don’t like about other spray mops. I have a favorite floor cleaner, and then sometimes I want to do a deeper clean with a DIY mix.
The Libman Freedom Spray mop is the only one I’ve found that lets you do that!
You’re going to want to take me up on that offer after reading about my ten worst messes I’ve encountered so far in motherhood.
Here are some of the worst messes I’ve experienced so far in motherhood:
(caution: this is not for the weak)
Spit up. Everywhere.
It always happens at the worst times, and is super common. But this one occasion was different and I should have known better. I laid Caeden on his tummy on my chest for some tummy time. WAY too soon after he had just finished eating.
See where I’m going?
He spit up his entire 6oz feeding down my chest, arm and it even poured onto the floor.
And let me tell you, one of the grossest sensations is a puddle of baby puke seeping into your underboob.
Baby led weaning.
That’s it. Just the act of baby led weaning. It creates some massive messes. I have actually thrown a set of high chairs away because they were just ruined by the twins learning to eat. The food gets mashed into their hair, hands, toes, bottoms and floor. And more often than not it gets smushed into your clothes as well.
Don’t get me wrong, I am very thankful we went the BLW route.
But speaking in the truth about motherhood- it is DANG messy.
Poop. Oh god, the poop.
This actually happened twice. Because no one learns their lesson around here.
Never let your baby go to sleep without pants on. You have been warned.
The first time this happened, I wasn’t home. My husband called me, gagging, and told me that Kendall had taken her baby poop diaper off and it was everywhere. All over her, the crib, walls. Everything.
That was a tough mess to clean.
And of course, we didn’t learn our lesson and it happened a few months later with Caeden.
Twins are fun.
Pancake mix disaster
Kind of speaks for itself, huh? This one was a total “shake my head” moment. I couldn’t even process what had happened. It felt like it was straight out of a movie.
I came back from the bathroom and found the twins had some how gotten the pancake mix off of the counter, poured it all over the kitchen floor, and were making little baby snow angels. And the dog was in on it also, spreading the mix across all of the flooring in my home.
I couldn’t even tell you how I cleaned that one up.
This one is BAD. You encounter a lot of poop as a mom. Especially with twins. Well with the recent flu bug going around, Caeden was not feeling too great. And it came out all over me and the floor. In a puddle.
After all of the other nastiness, that one barely even phased me. I don’t know whether to be embarrassed by that or not.
There are a lot more poop stories I could share.
I feel like I’ve encountered some pretty nasty ones.
But I’m going to stop grossing you out now, and leave you with this.
The truth about motherhood is that life is messy. Everything. Diapers, car seats, floors. Everything is messy.
But that can also be what makes it fun. It at least makes for some fun stories to tell.
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