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What are the Odds?

July 16, 2008

So the Big One has been potty trained for the last couple months (for the most part). She has never gotten up in the middle of the night to pee. She always waits until the morning and never has a problem doing it.

Last night, the Husband’s grandpa stopped at our house in the midst of a crazy few days of projects up near our neck of the woods. So at about 2 a.m. I hear, “I have to go potty…. I have to go potty.” A bit annoyed I got out of bed to see the Big One and her great-grandpa passing like ships in the night through the bathroom door.

Poor grandpa is 83 years old and just had to pee. For whatever reason, the Big One had to pee at precisely the same time. I’m not sure he even heard me coming, he was trying to hard to get out of her way. She made it fine to the potty and all is fine. But seriously what are the odds that she would have to get up last night to pee at the exact same time as her great-grandpa?

I imagine she heard him get up and it triggered the pee reaction.

So it begs the question… {my version of the chicken and egg quandary} do you wake up because you have to pee or do you have to pee because you woke up?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Karen permalink
    July 16, 2008 7:05 am

    I think you can sleep through a certain point of “have to pee”, during which time if you are awaken by something else, its 1.wake, 2. have to pee. PAST that point, however (maybe a formal study could calculate the exact % of the bladder’s capacity that has to be reached for this to happen) THEN you wake up because you have to pee! The beauty of this story is that the Big One actually woke up instead of wetting her bed!

  2. July 24, 2008 12:57 pm

    I totally agree with the above poster. You pee becasue you woke! Congrats on no wet sheets!

  3. fixitmommy permalink*
    July 24, 2008 1:43 pm

    I do agree, Karen that is a huge victory!

    It’s the Husband who is still arguing with me about the peeing. He insists you have wake up because you have to pee. I suppose it’s because he sleeps through the kids fussing, neighbors being noisy, etc. so he doesn’t experience waking before his body is ready to wake.

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