I always make Monkey go potty before he gets into the bathtub. Usually, he complies. Sometimes, he goes and then once he sits in the water, he looks suspicious – as if he hadn’t completely finished emptying his bladder yet.
Monkey and Bear often bathe together (at what point does that become weird?). I have asked Monkey repeatedly to not pee in the tub, especially if his sister is in there with him. Now, of course, I can guarantee that his sister pees in the tub almost every time, but he doesn’t need to know that.
After a very messy finger and toe painting experience, I plunked both of them in the bath. He promised me that he didn’t need to pee. I made sure that I asked him before I put the drain cap on. We got all the paint off with the shower sprayer first and then I filled up the tub.
The kids had fun playing in the bath, as usual. Suddenly, he gave me the look. I gave him the “Don’t you dare do it” look that all moms eventually perfect. He went back to playing and presumably holding it in. A few minutes later, Bear decided she was done with her bath. “Mama? Now that she’s out, can I pee in the bath?” Then, this is what happened.
Me: Why don’t you hop out and pee in the potty.
Monkey: I don’t think I can do that.
Me: Did you already go?
Monkey: A little… can I?
Me: If you must.
Monkey: I must.
I turned away to get Bear all wrapped up in her towel, so I wasn’t concentrating on what Monkey was doing. Suddenly, he began to shout, “Mama! Quick! I need a towel!”
Me: What’s wrong? Did you splash water on your face again?
Monkey: No! I just peed in my eye!
Me: WHAT? You peed in your eye?
Monkey: I peed in my eye! Give me a towel!
Me (unwrapping Bear from her towel and tossing it over): How in the world did you pee in your eye?
Monkey: I don’t know, but it kind of hurt. Let’s just let the water go down and I’ll just pee down the drain instead.
Told you peeing in the bath wasn’t a good idea.
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