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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Holy Crap!

This is Carter playing in his Jumperoo as daddy reads his daily bloggs and checks his email. Just as I was about to begin to type my blog entry for the day, I hear one of the most horrifing sounds coming Carter. The sound... his "pooping" grunt. The reason it's horrifing – because he's in his Jumperoo. The last time we heard this grunt coming from him there, he pooped through his clothes. This time was no different. The joyful photo above was taken as he was dancing in his poop. So instead of pooping on just his clothes, the poop shot all over his clothes and on the floor below him. What's weird is that it didn't even touch the Jumperoo!So instead of writing what would have been an all to serious post, I've decided to lighten it up a bit and write about "Holy" crap. There's just something spiritual about a father cleaning up his child who is covered in crap. Maybe this can be connected to something deeper.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok so i know you shared the story with me in person and now that i see the photos.....yeah my stomach is turning! What did you feed the poor kid! Keep this moment in mind cause some day he may have to clean up yours!

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm so glad i wasn't home for that one!!!


3:06 PM  
Blogger praynlady said...

Tooooo funny! I treasure the "stinky" moments along with the fresh ones because life is short and I never know what God has planned. I am a M.U.G. (Mother undergoing grief) and the memories are treasures (just usually not so solid!)Bless you for being the kind of dad who'd clean it up and not yell.., "honey"!

6:32 PM  
Blogger Renee said...

Been there done that!lol

7:09 AM  
Blogger Todd Ruth said...

Thanks for sharing praynlady. Glad you got a laugh... so did I, along with a wif of bad poop smell. I'm sorry that you are a M.U.F. Have a good day.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Lee said...

You've sparked something in my imagination. I may revisit this topic in my ramblings and link back here to give you credit. I hope you don't mind.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Todd Ruth said...

free flying soul: That would be perfectly fine... go ahead... thanks for the post and the link back.

1:34 PM  
Blogger Merri said...

Oh the joys of parenting!! It takes a real man to clean up crap! And then to write about it and show pictures.....YOU ROCK TODD!! So sorry that Jami missed out...but I am sure she has had her fair share of crap too! Love ya both and Carter too!!

2:20 PM  
Blogger Tammy McMullen said...


You know some day you will catch crap from your son for putting this on the internet :)

9:46 PM  
Blogger momma of 2 said...

Found this blog from another blog.... OMG... been there done that.... What a great Daddy you are to clean it up - and what a cutie he is. Do you think you will have to pay for years of therapy because you posted his posted poop on-line? Just kidding...

9:34 AM  
Blogger praynlady said...

Todd, whats a M.U.F.? Is that a slur? haha I wanted to show you something else you could be instore for and your blog inspired me to SHARE. check out for a small laugh. See "the bugs" post. Love your blog!

5:09 PM  
Blogger Todd Ruth said...

praynlady... uggggg... I'm sorry. I meant M.U.G. I'm checking it now. Thanks for your post!

9:33 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

I can totally relate! Well, not completely. I haven't had to clean up a mess like that yet, but our 4 month old Grunts like a madman. He did it the entire time we were eating dinner out tonight. I feel so bad for him, but it just makes you laugh.

9:44 PM  
Blogger praynlady said...

That's the trick you know. Laugh!! Alot!! Outloud!! then no one can hear the racket they are making!

9:50 PM  
Blogger Todd Ruth said...

Kevin, it's amazing how hard they grunt. I'm still waiting for our little boy's head to explode. It gets so red.

9:57 PM  
Blogger Corey Mann said...

I guess it's safe to say that your devotionals really are "crap".
Can you find God in a urine story for me?
I'm off to camp, see you in a week. By the way, Albert Lacey has a countdown clock on his blog til Mexico! I'm jealous.

12:37 AM  
Blogger Preston Porter said...


mine did that on carpet and proceeded to hop up and down in the joy of relief leaving little poopy footprints all over


3:34 PM  

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