Friday, July 2, 2010

overactive bladder ...

Some days you write the post. And some days the post writes itself. Today is one of those days ...

Yesterday, J was at an off site meeting in Williamsburg. Busch Gardens is in Williamsburg. Obviously, we NEEDED to meet J there when he was done. It was the only logical thing to do.

J was planning on meeting us there at 4:30. I figured that the girls and I would go a few hours before that to make the most of the day. So, I fed the girls an early lunch, packed up our stuff and got in the car. In the first 10 minutes of our hour long drive, Doodle decided she needed to drink her entire 16 oz cup of water. No biggie. Except she proceeded to fall asleep. Also, no biggie. Except that when we pulled into the parking lot and she woke up, the first words out of her mouth were, "Mommy. My pants are all wet."

Fan-Freaking-Tastic! The car seat was drenched. As were every inch of her shorts and half of her shirt. I stripped her down in the parking lot (covering myself in the urine that dripped off of her clothes) and gave her a fresh pair of underwear. Unfortunately, I didn't have a spare pair of shorts. So, the poor kid had to walk into and through Busch Gardens WITHOUT PANTS until we could find a store to replace them. (I did, however, tie a spare shirt I had in the car around her waist. But, you could still totally tell that she was pants-free.)

Now, for a normal person, the story would end here. But, not for me. Because Doodle wasn't my only child to have a peeing incident yesterday. At the very same time that I was trying to clean up Doodle, Dizzle started pleading with me to take her to the bathroom. I couldn't. We were in the middle of a parking lot and her sister was naked. I was left with one option. Grab the training toilet I keep in the car. I placed the toilet in the back of the car and told Dizzle to go. Which she did. A lot. She got up. I wiped her and helped her exit the car. Now, remember, I am still dealing with Doodle at this point. Dizzle is all set. I grab the toilet to empty it. Then I stumbled. And I emptied it. Right on my leg. Seriously? What the heck? In a matter of five minutes, I managed to get covered in the urine of two of my children. How is that possible?

When I finally thought we were past the lack of bladder control for the day and everyone was once again fully dressed, I let my guard down. But, it was too soon. I had forgotten that I have a third child who had failed to cover me in pee. You see, a mere 40 minutes after arriving, I decided to take the girls on a ride which required me to take Dilly out of the stroller. I grabbed all of our stuff, unbuckled Dilly, picked her up and that's when it happened. I had failed to notice that her diaper was oversaturated and the simple act of me picking her up had covered me in pee. For the third time in less than an hour.

Let's just say, I'm not planning any solo trips to Busch Gardens in the near future ...

30 comments:

Colleen said...

HA! You couldn't make this stuff up!!! A mom's life is never dull :)

Dallas B. said...

I'm guessing you skipped all the water rides. :)

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Wow, almost unbelieveable, except, as a father, I know how that day felt!

RunnerGirl said...

Big props to you for venturing to BG with three kids! I can barely stand taking my three to the grocery store at the same time.

ajh said...

Not a day you'll soon forget! Today is bound to be better!

misszippy said...

Making memories!

P said...

OMG, too funny - thanks for having a sense of humor and sharing your lovely day! :-)

Emz said...

you're an awesome mom. I'm so happy you aren't a "normal person" mom [your wording not mine] ;)

You attitude is inspiring.

Happy Friday!

Katie A. said...

You are amazing for many reasons:
1. you didn't barf on the kids when you became covered in pee (which I KNOW I would have done)
2. you didn't end up in jail for having strangled them - always a good day!
3. you continued on into the park - I would have probably just packed up and went home!

Have a better day today Rockstar mamma!

Janet said...

Your posts make me laugh so much! That stuff happens to us all but you have such a great way of making us all feel more "human" when you share it! I love that you can be a super-star runner one minute but a real mom the next. Sometimes both at the same time. It gives me hope at the end of the day :)

Courtney said...

I'm hoping you had shorts on and you were just able to wash your legs off. I'm sorry about your peeing incident. I hope that it didn't ruin your day

OrangeBlossom said...

You're an inspiration! What an awesome mom to continue on into the park!

Alma F. said...

That is hilarious! Another case demonstrating that mom's are the most resilient & resourceful people in the world.

I hope at the end of the day, you were able to laugh about it. Thanks for sharing :)

Angie Bishop said...

The upside is that it wasn't poo.

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Oh my...I'm so sorry you got covered with pee....3 times! Like others have said, thank god it wasn't poop! Yuck!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Great job rolling with it all. It will help boost your immune system!

I hope the rest of the day was better...we are not going to read about throw up tomorrow, are we?

Jen said...

I would have cried all the way home. Great job, mommy!

Holly said...

This is why children terrify me.

MCM Mama said...

I'm sorry, but I'm LOL. Of course, I have boys, so pee in random places is a fact of life, sigh.

Molly said...

AH! At least they say urine is sterile!

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh too funny....and sadly an experience I can so relate to ;) As MCM Mama said, I have boys...pee in random places is a given!

Cynthia O'H said...

Poor you! My boys are 5 years apart so I can't imagine the back to back like that!

RunHapi13 said...

I almost peed myself reading this, boy, I admire you!

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

LOL your post was too funny. I'm sure when it was happening you weren't amuzed but than you for amuzing all of us right now ;)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

You are an AMAZING story teller T!! I love this, I can feel the frustration and yet you can still find the humor. HUGS to a day without urine, vomit or poo :)

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Gotta love motherhood. If it makes you feel even a little better, my littlest one managed to get poop on the furniture, on her sister and on my leg - all without taking her poopy diaper off yesterday. Have a wonderful and hopefully poop/pee-free weekend!

Tortuga_Runner said...

OMG, my chest tightened with stress for you reading this. Hats off to single mom outings. Seriously I would not have survived that, no way.

Shannon said...

Not fun in the moment...but makes for a great story!

Michelle said...

Kudos for you for keeping on after the first incident. I would have packed up and gone home after the first one.

We've had puke incidents like that - and I am always the one that gets covered in it since BW is too small to know how/where to aim. Get cleaned up only for it to happen again 5 minutes later and in the car nonetheless.

Hope today is a better day for you!

funderson said...

Lord have mercy. pee-o-rama!! I often find it is a woman's lot in life to clean up a lot of yucky things...