The rest is recent history.
"Mostly the reactions have been overwhelmingly positive," she says.
"People seem to be finding it funny, which thrills me." She's launched a Facebook page and links to Twitter. "I am also very happy that the child-free set is enjoying laughing at the site, enjoying its apparent effectiveness as visual birth control." ?
Not everyone is amused.
"My favorite group of naysayers that's emerged is the perfect parent set whose perfect children would NEVER do such things and their perfect parenting would NEVER allow even an accidental s**t-ruining event to occur," she says. "It must be so great to never make mistakes and to have compliant toddlers who are never tempted to do dumb things, but I really wouldn't know. " ?
Neither would I. But now that my children are 17 and 19, I can say with some authority that the kids I've known who dumped paint on the carpet weren't the ones who grew up to deal drugs in high school. Instead, it was usually the kid whose parents thought he or she was "perfect". Just sayin. ?
Finally, the woman behind S**tMyKidsRuined.com says she isn't making and money off it yet, but she isn't opposed to the idea. I see it as great book to give at baby showers. "You've been warned."
Meantime, she's expanding. "I also have a dog who's responsible for whatever damage the kids didn't create." So she's started S**tMyPetsRuined.com . "Laughing about this cr*p is a lot more fun than crying about it."
On the pet site, there's a lot of that to laugh about. Literally.
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