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A Two-Month Streak Gone in a … Splash

March 31, 2009

Oh man, it had been a good two months since I have had to clean up pee on the carpet. And in one split second the streak is gone.  Part of me wishes I could blame this on the poor unsuspecting dog.  But alas Gracie Lou has been a very good dog of late.

I suppose I am partly responsible for the Little One’s pee trail.  I got her out of the tub, wrapped the towel around her and let her loose.  The same routine we follow every night.  Usually she drops the towel once she gets in the hall way and then streaks to her room to get her jammies and diaper on.

It’s very rare that we have a pee problem after tubby time.  I assume she probably pees in the tub most nights, gross I know but she’s not even two yet so I’m sure it happens. {although I confess she did pee on the Big One’s bed a couple weeks ago and I merely took that top blanket to the wash and put the Big One to bed minus one blanket.}

So anyway she took off like a bullet out of the bathroom, I was a few steps behind her. Okay I was far enough behind for her to drop the towel in her room and then head back towards the bathroom. The Big One was still in the tub, that’s how quick it all happened.

I stopped in the bathroom doorway, just as the Little One stopped in the middle of the (carpeted) hallway. I saw her one leg turn outwards just a little as she dropped her head down to look and see what was happening (you moms know exactly what I am talking about).  She is definitely not used to pee running down her leg, so she was intrigued.  By the time I figured out what was happening, there was a puddle on the carpet.

And of course in my famous-calm manner, I grabbed her and got her into the bathroom and onto the potty as quickly as possible.  I’m not sure why I follow this same instinct all it really does is create a long trail of pee, versus the puddle that she was creating all on her own.

Add to this the fact that she wasn’t completely dry when she bolted out of the bathroom and I have a serious problem. I’m not sure how much of the dampness on the carpet is actual pee and how much is just wet footprints from the bath water.

I mopped up all the wetness I could find with a towel and I will bust out the Resolve tomorrow just to make sure.

Why-oh-why can I not let her just stand there and finish peeing? At least then I would know exactly where all the pee landed.

For those of you who have been paying attention, there are now two things on my birthday wish list… this waffle maker and a steam cleaner for the carpet.  I think it will make my life easier. So if you’ve got a steam cleaner that you love (or one you hate) tell me about it in a comment to help me decide which one to ask for.

{And yes, if you follow that one link up there… the Big One’s name is revealed *GASP* I’m too tired to go change it. And if you read that one link, probably one of my favorites, you will see that it truly is a great miracle that the Big One is potty trained!}

10 Comments leave one →
  1. April 1, 2009 6:57 am

    Your blog looks great!!

    Sorry about the pee incident. I know exactly how that goes (carpeted hallway here too). ha!

  2. April 1, 2009 7:33 am

    LOL. I CAN SO relate to that. Only my little one peed so many times ON PURPOSE.

    Over from SITS. Got some parenting questions on my blog today if you have any wisdom for me.

  3. April 1, 2009 8:14 am

    Hi, visiting from SITS! I enjoyed your blog… it takes me back to when my son was young and I had a husband TDY (or worse… deployed!) Hang in there girl. Sounds like you’re doing great.

  4. April 1, 2009 10:46 am

    Ohhhh, how funny! My daughter was famous for that!! At times it was even poop!! So happy those days are over…it goes really fast!!

  5. April 1, 2009 11:23 am

    We have a bissell and I like it. We should use it more often but it really does take a long time to dry off and I’d rather resolve and spot vac stuff up.

  6. April 2, 2009 8:52 pm

    This is hilarious! I’m going to link to this post, I hope you don’t mind? 🙂

  7. fixitmommy permalink*
    April 3, 2009 7:47 am

    Heather~ Nope, I don’t mind… .As long as it’s not to porn (I get enough of those) link away! 🙂

  8. Grandma permalink
    April 3, 2009 11:09 am

    I thought you had a waffle maker tried to give you one at Christmas and you said you had one????

  9. fixitmommy permalink*
    April 3, 2009 11:18 am

    Hola Mom….I do have a “regular” one, this one cooks on the stove top… so no more cord to worry about when cleaning it.


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