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Always Look Before You Sit

July 7, 2010

I’m telling y’all the Little One is going to be the death of me.

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All of you parents of little ones know that going to the bathroom alone is a luxury. I cannot even remember the last time I went pee without a child or dog following me.  I don’t even bother closing the door anymore. That also means I rarely turn the light on. Really there is no reason, since the door is open there is plenty of light in there to do what I need to do.

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A little background, the Little One was watching me clean the kitchen floor today. I had a bucket and rag and the Little One noted how “shiny” the floor looked after I cleaned it. It was wet, not really shiny but in her mind it shined.

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So we were running a little late to pick the Big One up from preschool when I stopped to pee really quick on the way out the door.  Again, I don’t turn the light on and rarely look at the toilet beyond checking that the seat is in the correct position.

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As soon as I hit the seat, I knew something was wrong.  Now we are finally make great progress on the potty training front. I knew the Little One had gone potty a few minutes earlier, so as I pondered my next move, I tried to determine if she had peed all over the seat and that was why my butt was now drenched.  The entire seat was wet though, so I was fairly confident that it wasn’t pee.

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Next thing, I knew the Little One appeared in the bathroom doorway and says:

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Momma, isn’t the toywet nice and cwean?”  (remember I am still sitting on the pot at this point)

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I asked her if she cleaned it for me. Yes, she had, she told me. I then asked her where she got the water to clean the toilet.

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One guess, where do you think she got the water?

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Yep, from the “toywet!

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Doesn’t it wook shiny, Momma?” she asked.

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Ahh, the joys.

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