This past Friday night Mike and I had the pleasure of babysitting my nephews Zach and Kaden in Green Bay. We always have a great time watching them, but this time we had some dramatics. First, we get to my sisters house and learn that they had exchanged valentines in "school" today. Well, as most of you know, valentines is code for eating as much sugar as possible. So lets just say they were pretty wound up. We asked the boys where they wanted to eat and they insisted we take them to Fazolis (I was expecting Chuck E Cheese, but was definitely not going to complain about Fazolis). We get to Fazolis and the kids were in a great mood. Granted they were jumping up and down in the booth and fighting over who was going to eat more breadsticks, but for once they stayed in the booth. (For anyone who deals with 2 and 4 year olds, you know this is an accomplishment all its own.)
On our way home we stopped at the Red box and picked up Scooby Doo. Not gonna lie, it was our way of bribing them into taking a bath. They know bath time means bedtime, so sometimes they put up a fight. So instead of fighting them we said allright, we are going to get Scooby Doo, but you can't watch it until you take your bath. Needless to say I have never seen these boys get undressed so quickly.
My sister is in the process of introducing Zach to the potty so she always lets him sit on it before they take a bath. So I asked Kaden if he needed to go to the bathroom and he said no and hopped in the tub. I then took off Zach's diaper and got ready to place him on the potty. Kaden then hopped out of the tub and said oh wait my stomach changed its mind, I have to go. It was at this moment that Kaden made Zach get off the potty and got on himself. As we were waiting for Kaden to finish, lo and behold I feel my foot starting to get wet. Zach was peeing all over my socks! The kicker is if Kaden wouldn't have kicked him off, he would have gone to the bathroom for the first time!!!
Anyways, I am sure you are thinking, ok Katie, don't really care about your nephews bathroom habits, but don't worry it gets better. The boys are then playing have a great time in the bathtub and all of a sudden Zach has another accident...this time it wasn't number one. I quickly grab Kaden and Zach and get them out of the tub, but in the process get water all over the floor. I now have a 2 year old crying because he thinks he is in trouble. A 4 year old rubbing his back telling him it happens to everybody, and me on my hands and knees in pee soaked socks trying to clean crap out of the tub. The whole time I was thinking, wow, I actually chose to be doing this on my Friday night. After that was cleaned up I yelled everybody back in the tub. Kaden came running through and completely biffed it on the water that I forgot to clean up that was all over the floor. Needless to say bath time was over.
After all of this happened though I can still look at my Friday night and say I had a genuinely good time! Granted, I don't know how you moms and dads do this every day. You guys deserve a lot more credit than you get! Also, I apologize to my nephews who may have to read about their bathroom habits when they are 10 years old. I know, I know it is on the web forever :)After we told Mike's sister the story, she sent me this song and I got such a kick out of it. Even if you didn't find the story as humorous as I did, hopefully you will get a kick out of the song!