I might be the only person who encounters unsightly situations and passes judgement on all people involved.
Today I learned once again that life is not always black and white.
I took the boys to the neighborhood school to play for a while. It is about 7 or 8 blocks away, so I only brought my keys, cell phone and a book to read while the boys played.
I was sitting on the bench reading and thinking how nice it is that the boys seem to be getting big enough for me to read while they play.
I looked up and and Liam was dumping stuff on the slide. The stuff looked an awful lot like dog poop. I walked over to check the situation out and indeed he was piling woodchips and dog poop on the slide.
This was a problem on many levels. First, I did not bring wipes or anything else to clean Liam's hands. I had to get him home and I was not going to touch those dog poop covered hands. Second, there was poop on the slide. I feel this need to leave places in the condition I found them in. I also find that with children this is not always possible. I looked around to find a stick or something to get the poop off the slide, but there are not trees or anything like that at the playground and I needed to keep Liam contained.
So....I grabbed Liam by his shirt and we left to go home. This week is spring break so the school is empty. If school was in session, I would have tried to call and explain my situation so they could send someone out to clean the poop off the slide. I guess I just have to pray for a big rain tonight to clean the slide off.
I imagine that people driving by watching me drag Liam down the street by his shirt while I had an angry scowl just thought that I was one of those horrible people who have no right even trying to raise children.
I sent Liam straight to the the bath tub when we got home. Liam loves taking baths and apparently he loves playing in animal poop so natural consequences are not really possible in this situation. I am also glad that he is on antibiotics.
When we were at urgent care last Friday, I was commenting that I don't know how Liam gets these weird infections. I guess it would be playing in things like dog poop or whatever else he seems to find.
There have been a couple of times that we went to a park and the slide was covered in dog poop. I have always become very angry and either thought or told people that people who do things like that belong in jail. It may be unruly youth responsible for things like this or it might be three year olds who get a little too curious.