April 14 (UPI) -- A pair of Missouri parents said they decided to "embrace the weird" and give their 3-year-old daughter her requested birthday party theme: poop.
St. Louis mom Rebecca said she and her husband weighed their options after Audrey, 3, asked for her birthday party to have the theme of poop, one of the toddler's favorite subjects of discussion.
"She just happens to really, really love poop. Every time the subject of her party would come up she said she wanted poop balloons and a poop cake," Rebecca told Scary Mommy.
"For months, every time we mentioned her party, Audrey requested 'poop balloons and a poop cake,'" Rebecca told The Huffington Post. "I tried suggesting other themes, but she always insisted on poop."
Rebecca said after some discussion she and her husband decided to "embrace the weird."
"One night I said to my husband, 'What if we just make it poop?' He said she would love it. I do think we sometimes make the parties about impressing other adults, but this party was Audrey's party, so we decided to make it something she would love."
Rebecca said she and Audrey had birthday costumes modeled after Apple's smiling poop emoji, as well as poop emoji balloons and a cake. The mother said she created her own "Pin the Poop in the Toilet" game for the celebration.
The party also featured a poop-shaped pinata filled with Tootsie Rolls and Hershey's Kisses.
The parents said Audrey's party was a big hit with guests.
"I expected the grandparents to question it, but they all just laughed when I told them," Rebecca said.
She said Audrey has always had an excitement for excrement.
"I have no idea where the poop obsession comes from," she said. "But yes, it is real and it shows up every single day."
The toddler has appointed herself the home's "poop detective," her mom said.
"Our dog once pooped in the house while we were gone. Now every time when we walk in the house Audrey says she's the 'poop detective' and has to go look for it," Rebecca said.
"I don't think it ever even occurred to her that poop was a funny theme for a party," she said. "When you're older, you have plenty of people trying to dictate what's cool and what's not. Right now, I love that she just likes what she likes. That's why we decided to embrace the weird now."