Many of us will be hitting the road this summer whether it is to the grandparent’s house, friend’s homes or hotels and resorts. If you are traveling with little ones, there are times that you may feel that you have officially overstayed your welcome. This usually happens to me when my 4 year old and I are making the walk of shame down the stairs at my parents’ house with the pee-soaked sheets, pillows and bed comforter. For the 2nd day in a row. Yeah, it’s awesome.
Here’s the thing – he is completely potty trained even at night. There are no more diapers or pull-ups anywhere to be found in my house. But when we head out for a vacation or a weekend trip, the game changes. By the time he collapses into bed at night from a full day of vacation fun, he is exhausted. Not just a little tired but full blown exhaustion where his poor little body doesn’t wake him in the middle of the night to pee. This usually results in everything surrounding him being soaked in pee. Sheets, pillows, blankets, comforters – it all gets doused in some way or another. Lucky for us, this doesn’t happen every night of our vacation but just usually the first night. His schedule gets out of whack and almost like clockwork, I know he will probably wet the bed that first night. Other than away-from-home trips, this kid hasn’t wet the bed in over a year. Ever.
Luckily, I have gotten smarter over time and do something that prevents the “walk of shame” with the pee bedding. Today’s Monday How-To video is more of a “how-not-to” when I show you “How Not to Overstay Your Welcome”.