Thursday, June 17, 2010


In the category of what I didn't need or want today...trying to figure out the best way to get poop out of an off-white upholstered dining room chair would be at the top of the list. For the record, I wanted a different fabric on the chairs seven years ago when we bought them but the only option was to have them redone, which seemed silly because they were new. Of course, at the time I was worried about red wine or some fabulous sauce staining the fabric not, y'know, #2.

While our sitter said it can't be poop and then explained the bathroom activities of the boys for the past couple of days, I was scratching my head trying to figure this out. (She watches Bug and our neighbors' son so there are two stinky suspects here.)

Then, in a true Nancy Drew moment, I think I solved The Mystery of the Poopy Chair. I had forgotten that when we arrived home from work yesterday we saw that the little girl had pooped in the house, which is pretty rare. So, all I can come up with is that one of the 3-year-olds may have touched the poop out of curiosity (I know, eeeewwwww, but they're THREE and BOYS) and then wiped their paws clean on the dining room chair.

So, long story short, when you come to my house for dinner: don't be surprised if we have five matching dining room chairs and one funky folding chair.


  1. thats a Im glad it didnt happen to me kind of way.

  2. Ewwwww! At least with little dogs it's just like cleaning up a Tootsie Roll! But it's not fun when it's smushed on a white chair... :-P

  3. Ewweeee... Can you flip the cushion?

  4. OMG, I'm with Shortmama!! LOL

  5. I'm guessing someone stepped in it then stepped onto the dining room chairs. Why yes, I *have* played this game before. Why do you ask?

    Also, Nature's Miracle (they sell it at Target - or any chain pet store. It will clean and deodorize ANYTHING. And believe me, I've put it to the test.

  6. Oops. "Christine" above is me. I was logged in as my alter ego.