So I took the kids to the neighborhood "big pool" for the first time today. Every mother knows what an ordeal it is getting the kids ready for the pool... (you help get their swimsuits on, grab the towels, water toys, arm floaties, snacks, get them lathered up in sunblock, etc. etc.etc.) So by the time we all got to the pool, we were just happy to finally be in the water. But naturally, within 2 minutes Benny needed to go potty. Well seriously, I was just too dang tired to drag the kids back out... so (still can't believe I did this) I whisper discreetly, "Ok, listen... just go swim over there and pee-pee in the pool." So I thought he did and everything was fine and we swam for another half an hour.
When we were all ready to go, we got out of the pool and Benny was really upset and he starts crying.
Me: "What's wrong Benny?"
Benny: "Mommy, I never got to pee in the pool."
"Benny, it's too late now... just hold it, and we'll just go potty at home, ok?" trying to calm him down.
THEN being the irrational toddler he is sometimes, he starts freaking out, and says, "But wait... you said I could pee in the pool!!" I'm trying to calm him down and keep him quiet, but it soon escalates, and he starts yelling, "I wanted to pee in pool!!" "YOU SAID I COULD PEE IN THE POOL MOMMY!!!" over and over. So I'm just shushing him, and smiling politely at the onlookers who by that time were whispering and laughing. I was so embarrassed!!
It was one of those moments where all I wanted to do was just get out of there... fast, so I grabbed ALL our stuff and all the kids and whisked them away. I think it might be a while before we visit the pool again (well THAT one anyway.)
Ahh, the joys of motherhood.