Wednesday, July 28, 2010
i knew the kid was smart, but maybe i underestimated HOW smart.
so we have this thing about drinking lots of fluids in this house- especially water. thankfully, E really likes water. and if you are questioning why we make such a fuss: well, it all comes down to keeping her kidneys and bladder "flushed" to prevent those pesky infections. anyway. she didn't have the best output this afternoon, so i handed her a glass of water and said the usual, "you need to drink this one all gone, okay?" and she obliged. or so i thought. i came to fetch her for bath, and she volunteers (this is a first) to climb the stairs herself. she will always opt for mom to carry her. i am flabbergasted and thrilled and say, "okay, sure". as she begins ascending, i'm picking up her cup off of the coffee table. i feel some moisture under my feet. i ask: "hey E, did you spill your water?" to which she replies, "no, i didn't". so i figure it's dog slobber after a visit to the water bowl. it happens. he's a bulldog.
i follow her upstairs and then pick her up to put her on her bed to begin undressing. her pants are soaked. i am befuddled, since we just emptied her bladder a couple of hours ago and it's not time to do it again. i rattle on:
"wow sweetie, i didn't know you had to go again. you can tell me when you get wet, okay?"
e: "okay mama".
i proceed to empty her bladder again. uhm. hmmm. isn't that interesting that there is almost no output?
i tilt my head, and say again... "E. did you spill the water?"
she sheepishly puts her head down and says, "yes, i did". clear as day.
mom: "sweetie, just tell me next time, it's okay. spills happen".
i'm still in awe that she knew i'd feel her clothes if she opted for the RIDE up the stairs. stinker.
Posted by kitchu at 2:25 PM