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Ellaroo's river of sweetcorn

48 replies

morningpaper · 06/09/2007 17:38

This has been deleted (was back in November 2004) but I kept it because it made me laugh soooo much.

Mumsnet Discussions: _Chat : Possibly one of the more humiliating and
frustrating days in my life! (41 messages)
By Ellaroo

My 3 year old dd is having bottom problems as she has the very bad nappy
rash and is now scared of going to the toilet so is wetting herself
frequently and needing the
toilet very quickly if she does confess to needing to go. Anyway, I have a
small and unattractive travel potty for her to squat over that is lined with
a plastic bag and a sanitary towel to absorb any wee made by Tomee Tipee. I
don't know whether any of you have this, but despite it being a shop-made
invention, whenever I get it out it looks so home-made that I am practically
dying with the mortification of some childless passer-by thinking that i
have been sticking these gigantic pads onto scummy plastic bags in my spare
time. Anyway, I was taking dd to the doctors today re: her nappy rash, when
she announced 'oooooooh mummy' in a worried voice 'I need the toilet' so I
got my contraption out beside a busy main road and she waved her bottom
slowly over the pot and nothing happened so we packed it all up and moved
on, and I probably slightly paranoidly felt that the traffic started to move
freely again.
Then, to get to our doctors we go down a very steep hill. DD again announced
her need for the toilet, so I set the whole thing up again rather
precariously on the steep slope and she lowered herself down and the poo was
already poking out of her bottom by this time and the young man coming up
behind her saw it! Anyway one of dd's enormous poos came out and it was so
enormous that the wee that followed didn't have a chance of staying in the
tiny pot and flowed down the hill in front of her with bits of sweetcorn and
red pepper in it!!! Meanwhile she was sitting on this tiny pot and i was
having to hold her legs in the air to try and stop the wee-poo from covering
her shoes and ankles. I thought the wee would never stop as people were
walking up the hill towards us and having to avoid the stream of wee and
sweetcorn. DD was delighted by this: 'look mummy, there's sweetcorn running
down the road in my wee!!!!' Unfortunately the ties to tie the bag up with
that normally sit neatly beneath the potty were covered in poo and wee and
then so were my hands and I was late for the doctors. Then it started to
rain very heavily while dd did a commentary on the mucky state of my hands
and that I had dropped wetwipes everywhere and ds was in his pram screaming
because he is getting wet and the pram has been still for too long. Could
things get much worse? Yes, after the doctors we were walking through the
shopping precinct when she calmly and happily announced 'mummy, i am doing a
wee in my knickers'.Arrrrrrgggggggggggggggg!!! I managed to say very calmly
'WHY are you doing it in your knickers, WHY didn't you tell me you needed
the toilet?' before my voice changed to something that sounds slightly like
a deranged animal and I marched her to the public toilets and changed her
into a nappy to the sound of her shrieking 'but why can't i wee in my
knickers? I
don't want to wear a nappy'. It was for the above reasons that I needed a
large portion of chips for dinner and also 1 tube of smarties, a packet of
pretend sugared cigarettes,and a small packet of hairibo chewy fruit things
to try and forget the humiliation of the day. I am now feeling cross with
myself that I was cross with her for wetting herself, but that was the third
time she'd wet herself today and although I know it isn't her fault, it
still tested my patience and I lost. I also feel mortified for dd that the
whole town saw her bottom, poo, my weird potty thing that I make her sit on,
but most of all for myself!!!! Please tell me your own embarrassing stories
to help me feel slightly less like everyone who saw me will have been
laughing at me and my river of sweetcorn.

OP posts:
HedleyLamarr · 03/11/2011 08:52

Nicely bumped Katie. First time I've seen it too. Grin

TheEarlOfDoncaster1963 · 10/11/2011 18:55

LOL - I vaguely remember this and it is hilarious. Bumping :)

CumpyGrunt · 10/11/2011 19:06

I'd heard of this, but not seen it Grin


yelnats · 26/01/2012 19:11

Cannot believe I have never seen this. In tears of laughter here. Grin

WeAreSeven · 04/08/2013 00:48

I am bumping this again as it deserves to be in the top 10. Although Ellaroo's dd is probably in secondary school by now!

woolypigs · 18/06/2014 02:38

I know old post but I love this story. Makes me laugh everything I read it Grin

Cuckooforcocopuffs · 18/06/2014 03:06

Oh god, that is hilarious! I've heard it mentioned, but never read it.
And omg! This child is now a teenager!

Lostinasupermarket · 18/06/2014 04:07

Even though I am trying to keep desperately quiet so my 2 year old and 3 year old don't wake from their nap - this made me wheeze out loud. I hope the years have been kind to Ellaroo and her family.

AlpacaLypse · 21/03/2015 23:18

This is one that needs to be resurrected once in a while. My turn this time...

Devora · 21/03/2015 23:33

I first read this when it was originally posted (my word, the years of my life i have wasted on Mumsnet); it still makes me laugh out loud.

julker · 21/03/2015 23:46

That is brilliant!!! Although I do wish I hadn't read it after having sweet corn

Crocodopolis · 22/03/2015 07:54


Unfortunately, I read it as I was eating leftover lasagne for breakfast.

Oh, well. I didn't need the calories. Grin

BeMorePanda · 21/10/2016 22:27

bump for 2016 - I have tears and sore cheeks (not THOSE cheeks) Grin

sepsisandAKI · 21/10/2016 22:34

So funny!

Brontebiscuits · 21/10/2016 22:35

Wow the child in this will now be 15!!!

BeMorePanda · 21/10/2016 22:36

The child is now nearly 17! Shock

Brontebiscuits · 21/10/2016 22:36

Oops bad maths by me Blush. 17!!!

BeMorePanda · 21/10/2016 22:37

oops x-post.

16 this November, so yes 15. My maths!

BeMorePanda · 21/10/2016 22:37

I'll have another gin ....

elQuintoConyo · 21/10/2016 22:40

This is great!

ohtheholidays · 21/10/2016 22:50

So glad this was shared I've never seen it before Grin

CoolCarrie · 21/10/2016 22:59

I wonder how ellaroo's family are now! This is gold, love it and thank you for bumping it for us to enjoy

thenightsky · 21/10/2016 23:01

aw, didn't realise the original thread had been deleted :-( I remember it well.

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