Monday, April 18, 2011

Okay, so now will you put the lid down?

I think we all have a short-list of irksome spousal habits.  The ones at the top of my list are opening cabinets, cupboards, and doors and forgetting to shut them.  This usually results in me either hitting my head on an open cupboard, or simply having to shut it to do what I need to do.  If you open it, then shut it already.  It's terribly annoying and sometimes painful.  And, I suppose piggy backing on that would be the whole leaving the toilet seat up thing....a similar breed of annoyance only filthier. 

With two kids, I'm awoken nearly every night.  Most nights I don't have to get out of bed, but I wake, and toss and turn, and peer at the video monitor while I assess whether or not Chloe Belle will fall back asleep.  And, it's also not uncommon for Camdyn to wander down the stairs in the wee morning hours and crawl in to bed with us.  Of course, before we allow this we instruct her to use the potty, which she does.

Last night, this was our scenario:
A little voice moans from our bedroom door.  "Camdyn, go potty."  She flicks on the bathroom light and I hear her rustling around in my bathroom and then suddenly a little voice cries out, "Momma.  I need help.  Momma.  I fell in the potty and I'm all wet."  Hubs groans and turns over, I get out of bed to assess the situation.  Sure enough, the seat is in the upright position, and Cam's nightgown is soaked with toilet water.  Ugh.  For, the love, it's 6 am.  So, I instruct her to sit tight while I trudge upstairs to find her new bed clothes.  When, I return she is sleeping on the bathmat in front of our shower.  I re-dress her and we both climb in to bed....for 15 minutes of peace before the alarm begins signaling the start of a Monday morning. 

As the Hubs and I did our dance around each other in the bathroom I asked him...."So, you think you can manage to put the seat down before we lose another kid in the toilet?"  Hubs, "Girls, so demanding.....I suppose."  Cause, I tell you what, the next time the potty swallows a little girl, he'll be cleaning it up.

Happy Monday, Y'all!

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

That is great!! Sounds like it could be coming from my house...LOL! At least she fell back asleep, wet clothes and all :)

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Lol tell your husband if he remembers to put the seat down you will give me a reward :-)

Heligirl said...

Oh man, that's infuriating and hilarious all at the same time. You're so kind. I'd have discovered her then hollered to Hubby to get in and help since he'd left he seat up. I'm so not a nice person when woken early.

TV's Take said...

Ha! That's hilarious. Glad she didn't get stuck in there and your a good wife to help her when the person of interest was getting some more zzz's.

Kelley said...

So funny! You know what? My husband doesn't even flip the toilet seat up when he pees and, consequently, neither do our sons. This is a problem because, although my husband may have "great aim", the little dudes do not. I WISH they'd flip the toilet seat up! I may not say as much if I got my nightgown all wet with toilet water, though. :)

Liz said...

Bahaha ... NOW I see this, after we talked about it on the phone. TOO funny!!!

Sassy said...

lol After meeting you all I can so envision this better. Too funny. :)