Out of our three kids we don’t have an official sleepwalker.
We do, however, have a “sleep-pee-er.” I made up that word, so you might have to sound it out to get it.
Last night, less than an hour after doing my nightly task of wiping down the bathroom counters and toilets, my husband and I heard something. It was a shuffling and then a scraping sound. A LOUD scraping sound. So I looked into my kids’ bathroom to see my son sleeppee–ing. I’m sure he does this nightly, but it so happened that the seat and the toilet lid were both down.
So of course, pee was going everywhere. Everywhere that I had just wiped down.
But what, you ask, was the LOUD scraping sound? He hadn’t meant to pee onto the closed toilet seat. In fact, I’m assuming that his sleeping self thought that he had lifted the seat.
But what he had really lifted was the lid of the tank at the back of the toilet. Yes, the big heavy lid. It was leaned back against the wall. I belly laughed.
I guess that I should be thankful that he didn’t climb up on the seat and pee into the tank.
So, I wonder what is the point of wiping down the bathroom when things like this are going to happen within the hour. But really, that is the point. Even if the tank lid doesn’t get mistaken for the toilet lid every night, I’m thinking sleep fog might have something to do with why there’s almost always pee on the floor when I wipe down the toilet . . . every . . . single . . . night.
And while boys are notorious for missing the toilet, lest you think girls are immune, I remember laughing heartily at a friend whose daughter used to regularly sleep-pee in her trashcan.
It still makes me laugh typing that now.
And for my daily checklist:
Did focused 5 minute pick-up.
Started laundry, and then put in dryer.
Checked bathrooms for clutter.
Last night I:
Laid out clothes for boys.
Checked laundry which actually meant putting it from the washer to the dryer. (I’m hoping to get totally caught up today, and back on rhythm)
Wiped down bathroom counters and toilets.
Also I folded and put away the clean laundry that had piled up from never completing that task last week.
And I put back together the office, which I’m about to write about in a Tackle it Tuesday post.--Nony