i myself have stepped in dog poop at night twice in one week. when dog poop gets in the cracks and crevices of your shoes, it is almost impossible to get out.
i realized this during weekly formal supervision at internship. when i could smell my shoe. 7 clorox wipes later ... my shoes still smelled like dog poop.
which is why, while on the floor building a train track with a 6 year old client, 6 year old client said, "something is stinky."
what to do? tell him it was my shoe? ask him how he felt about that?
i said, "i wonder what that could be." he looked at me suspiciously and said, "it stinks like that when my teacher farts." i said, "does your teacher fart a lot?" (great. now kid thought i was farting and ducking responsibility.) kid said, "yeah, sometimes. oh you know what? i farted on santa's lap on saturday."
i said, "you did?"
kid said, "yeah. i hope he still brings me toys."
me too, kid.
my shoes are still outside.
stupid portland dogs.