Best Mom Tip #87: Invest in good carpet cleaner

Last night I got the opportunity to go to the bathroom by myself. I know… you’re jealous of my fabulous life.

During that time, my husband was getting the kids into the bath tub when I suddenly heard him yell, “Ahhhh! Buddy, are you peeing? Stop! Don’t pee on the floor!”
A moment later I heard, “Oh, God! Are you pooping? STOP!”
I decided that it might be time for me to finish my alone bathroom time and see what was going on.
It turns out that Jay had helped our son get undressed for bath time and then walked toward the bathroom. Our cute little boy apparently stopped to relieve himself in the hallway. When Jay went to go get a towel and the carpet cleaner he returned to find our boy squatting over the floor.
Jay was able to take care of the problem and clean up the unfortunate flooring with our amazing series of carpet cleaners. We already owned several because of the special barf that this kid has hurled up in the past.
When I asked Jay about this later, he said his favorite part of the moment was when he tried to reason with the 20-month-old and get him to stop peeing mid-stream. As he put it, “it takes YEARS to develop that kind of control.” I’m not sure what that means and I didn’t really want to ask.
But with another boy on the way, I’m thinking I need to invest in carpet cleaner by the gallon.

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