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Day 8: What My Shoes Did Today

Day 8: What My Shoes Did Today

November 9, 2007

Day 8

I wore these shoes to go on a hay ride.

I love these shoes. They are Clarks and I bought them last year at one of Macy’s one day sales for under $20. The original price was $75. The clearance sticker is still on the inside of the shoe because it makes me THAT much more in love with them every time I see it.

Today these shoes stepped in horse poop. After Miles slipped and fell with one arm of his jacket in the horse poop. I had just finished telling the other mothers that were there that I was so not an animal loving country girl. When I went to pick him up off the ground he tried to touch me with his poop jacket arm and I stepped backward into my own horse poop.

It was disgusting. I gagged and led him by the hood of his jacket back to the bathroom to clean off. It was quite a distance away. I may have said more than once along the walk, “Mommy does love you. She just doesn’t want to TOUCH you. And NO she will not carry you.”

Once in the bathroom I realized that I had poop all over one hand.

Later on in the afternoon I realized that I had poop in my hair.

This evening sitting in my son’s gymnastics studio I realized that the poopy diaper I kept hoping a parent would change was actually my coat.

What has become of me?

Posted by Chris @ 12:24 am  

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  1. Susan says:

    At least you had cute shoes on.

  2. still standing says:

    I smell, I mean feel your pain. I regularly go in search of that terrible curdled milk smell, only to discover that a child has spit up on me without my knowing it. They are sneaky little suckers….They may be spies when they grow up.

  3. Alissa says:

    well, at least it’s good blog.

  4. I Should Be Folding Laundry says:

    So, was this picture taken before or after the horse poop?

    Because that affects the way I feel about them.

  5. Bronnie says:

    horse poop is revolting. there’s always so much of it!
    i hope you’ve got rid of the smell! :)

  6. Amber says:

    Those are adorable. I need a new pair of shoes, I’m sure I don’t have nearly enough to do NaShoBloMO or whatever it is. Sorry about the poop. That sucks.

  7. Anitz says:

    aww. crap.

  8. Sarah says:

    This post made me laugh so hard my laptop was shaking. Serious hilarity. Thank you for being poopy today.

  9. Sarcastic Mom says:

    “he tried to touch me with his poop jacket arm ”

    Best part of a sentence ever written.

  10. Brigitte says:

    So, you wondered how much bleach you could sneak into your shampoo without losing all your hair and going blind, didn’t you?

  11. peepnroosmom says:

    Chris you are really turning into a good little country girl aren’t you?
    At least you wear cute shoes.

  12. Chris says:

    That was great. Love the shoes.
    Hopefully you did get all the horse poopy off of everything. Ewww!

  13. Heather says:

    Oh my gosh, I just gagged for you.

  14. Karen Vogel says:

    Thanks for justifying my aversion to hay rides.

  15. kate says:

    the shoes totally make it all worth it.

    Ick about animal poop of any kind!

  16. Mir says:

    Such pretty shoes and so much feces discussion, all in one place. We can always count on you to meet ALL our needs, Chris. ;)

  17. Crisanne says:

    That’s one terrible good for nothing kind of day! I can totally imagine being the person thinking “Don’t you notice that stinky diaper? Won’t you just go change it?” And then figure out it was me all along. That just sucks.

  18. Denise says:

    OK are you sure it was horse poop? ‘Cause usually horse poop is really clean, (for poop), really not smelly and really easy to remove from whatever manages to step in it or fall on it.

    Maybe it was not horse poop at all? And some other kind of poop???

  19. Heather says:

    Poop stories make me laugh. I’m surprised a mom of 7 is phased by poop though!

  20. Ani says:

    The poop sucketh but man those shoes really rock.

  21. Sherri says:

    Okay, I laughed so hard coffee came out of my nose…at least it wasn’t horse poop!

    This poop thing is the reason with all those pairs of feet - to never get a dog…I’m just saying….dogs manage to poop more than you can imagine…I have a scrub brush in my house marked - dog poo - beside the basement sink, ick. I need to go wash now.

  22. Dana says:

    hey, shit happens :)

  23. Not The Mama says:

    Oh gross. But at least you looked cute, even if you did smell like horse crap.

  24. Jamie AZ says:

    Sorry to laugh at your misfortune! Love the shoes and the value though!!

  25. She Likes Purple says:

    You have one helluva sense of humor. I’m really sorry about all the poop, though. That could ruin just about any day.

  26. Lizzy in the Burbs says:

    Love to read your stories, they always make me smile, and in this case laugh loudly! Had a similar poop event at a baseball game, but it was goose poop instead of horse poop. Gross just the same! Your shoes are cute, though. :)

  27. Mary W says:

    Those are cute!

  28. Chandra says:

    Thanks for the laugh stinky.

  29. Kate says:

    I’m laughing too hard to type……..

  30. Kristina says:

    HA! I would have proceeded to die. Isn’t it strange how disgusting things seem to hide from you when you try to clean them up?