Every parent has an epic pοοp story — and Little People, Big World’s Tori Roloff isn’t hiding hers.
Despite running the risk of “getting mom-shamed (again…),” the 27-year-old reality star shared a glimpse of the realities of parenthood on Monday. After a few particularly hellish few days at home — including having to hose down her ill husband Zach‘s vomit from their front porch — she walked into their 15-month-old son Jackson’s nursery to find him covered in feces. In an Instagram post, she recounted the incident — photo included.
“He often wakes up and just hangs quietly,” Tori wrote. “I needed the extra time, so I left him a couple minutes. After about 20 min, I went in his room [and] noticed something on his face.”
At first she thought it was blood and started “freaking out,” but a strong odor quickly gave away the mystery substance. “As I moved closer, the smell overcame me,” she continued. “I noticed brown spread all over his sheets and crib- and oh ya- that’s pοοp… IN HIS HAIR!!!!”
I share this with the risk of getting mom shamed (again- and for real I don’t care I don’t get humans sometimes). This is for all those mamas out there that sometime feel like they are sinking. That’s been me this week 🙋🏻♀️! But today in particular. Here’s hoping this brings you a good laugh and hopefully you’re Day was better than mine: started out with my husband waking up sick- his headache can’t move I’m dying sick. Now we did get to enjoy a lovely day with friends by the pool but that’s where the fun ended. I came home to Zach still being sick so I tried to play hard ball and get him up and moving- bad idea. He threw up on our front porch because he couldn’t make it to the bathroom (I guess I should be thankful it wasn’t inside). So then I had to hose off throw up from our front porch 🤢. I then come back inside to relax but heard Jackson awake in his crib. He often wakes up and just hangs quietly. I needed the extra time so I left him a couple minutes. After about 20 min I went in his room… this is where it gets bad. I noticed something on his face (of course I think it’s blood or something and start freaking out). As I moved closer the smell overcame me. I noticed brown spread all over his sheets and crib- and oh ya- that’s poop… IN HIS HAIR!!!! To make matters worse… we don’t currently have hot water in our house so I had to drive to another house to bathe him. So ya. That’s my day. If you were having a rough day I hope this helps. I can laugh now that Jackson is asleep in a throughly scrubbed crib. ALSO: first time parents: never. Ever. Under any circumstances. Put your child to bed in just a diaper. Just don’t do it. We all have those days. Today involved both vomit and poop. I mean can tomorrow get any worse? Don’t answer that. #momlife #babyjroloff
A post shared by Tori Roloff (@toriroloff) on Jul 29, 2018 at 9:04pm PDT
Believe it or not, things got worse. “We don’t currently have hot water in our house, so I had to drive to another house to bathe him. So ya. That’s my day. If you were having a rough day I hope this helps. I can laugh now that Jackson is asleep in a thoroughly scrubbed crib.”
Having gone through that unforgettable experience, she had some words of wisdom for new parents: “Never. Ever. Under any circumstances. Put your child to bed in just a diaper,” she said. “Just don’t do it.” (Amazingly, she wrote the whole post without using a single pοοp emoji.)
Many of the comments on Tori’s post were supportive, including “I love how real and honest you are!” and “I think we all have pics of pοοp covered kiddos, we’re not all brave enough to post them!” But the reality TV star has been “ripped apart” many other times for the way she parents Jackson, who was born with achondroplasia, the same kind of dwarfism that his father has. For instance, a cute photo op with Zach and the baby on a tractor on the Roloff family farm had the commenters riled up.
This life we’ve been given is a gift indeed. I love you Zach. You’re the best dada and husband ever. 💛 #zandtpartyofthree #babyjroloff #summernights °°° Before I get ripped apart in the comments please take into consideration my husband and I would never put baby j in harms way. Kthanksenjoy.
A post shared by Tori Roloff (@toriroloff) on Jul 6, 2018 at 8:58pm PDT
Ditto a photo op on a lawn mower (that was off).
A post shared by Tori Roloff (@toriroloff) on Apr 19, 2018 at 5:30pm PDT
Tori has also been attacked for having a stuffed animal and a blanket in the baby’s crib, leading to her speaking out about shaming. “I promise I take all aspects of parenting and and safety seriously,” she wrote last year. “But y’all … what I do with my kid may be different than you and that doesn’t make me wrong. So please keep the ‘perfect parent’ comments to a minimum so I can continue sharing what I love.”
Tori and Zach celebrated their third wedding anniversary on Wednesday. She paid tribute to him in another post — that was pοοp-free. “I have loved watching you become a dad and it’s made me fall more in love with you,” she gushed. “Marriage isn’t always the easiest thing to do but I’m thankful I have the best partner in life to navigate it and make it stronger every day.”
I just can’t quite comprehend how I get to live out my life next to this man. Zach you are hands down the best husband I could ever ask for. I’m so thankful for your grace and your patience. You help me be a better version of myself every single day. I love your heart and your thoughtfulness. You are always quick to put others before yourself and it’s something I truly believe the world needs more of. I have loved watching you become a dad and it’s made me fall more in love with you. Marriage isn’t always the easiest thing to do but I’m thankful I have the best partner in life to navigate it and make it stronger every day. I have so enjoyed these last three years and I can’t wait for many many many more happy years with you. I love you babe uh. Happy anniversary zachys! #storyofzachandtori
A post shared by Tori Roloff (@toriroloff) on Jul 25, 2018 at 10:32am PDT
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