Okay, I just want to put this out there. Our children are disgusting. Or at least Elias and Noah are. They just will not stop messing with (and playing in) their poop. Most recently, they’d taken Noah’s diaper and dumped it out onto the floor. They then took a mop bucket that they had managed to get in their room, turned it over and smooshed the lip of the bucket down onto the poop. WHY????? I cannot for the life of me understand the thrill of playing in poop. It stinks! What can possibly attract them to poop? At least now they’ve stopped touching it so much. Although, that just means that they use other things to move it or pick it up. Toys, blankets, diapers… Ugh! We’ve shampooed their carpet, although that only took care of some of the stains. Not too long after we shampooed the carpet did they decide to play with the mop bucket. Now we need to do it again. We had hoped to switch rooms and put the boys in the larger room but there’s no way we can move her into a room that smells like a shit factory. We’ve truly tried everything we can think of. First we heard that cold baths will stop them. Yeah, only for about two or three weeks. We tried making them clean up their own mess. That didn’t work terribly long either. We even got them pajamas that zip and snap up the back, but Elias will unfasten Noah’s pj’s so that they can… you guessed it: play in poop.
We’re truly at our wits end with them. If anyone has any suggestions, I’m all ears.