Take today for example. We finally have a therapist that's coming to the house to work with the Kiddo and so far it's been great! Kiddo really likes her and she has him doing all sorts of stuff. It's been great because I learned a long time ago that Kiddo will usually be extremely willing to learn and do stuff with a person that didn't have twelve hours of labor with him only to wind up having a C section and is still numb around the scar site to this day. (Not that I'm bitter or anything. It's just one of those things of his. He likes to "perform" for them, the attention junkie that he is.
Miss "J" has started showing him how to make his bed independently. Last week, he was really pleased with himself and for a couple of days, kept it up. Proud of all that work. He didn't want to mess it up. Of course, like a lot of stuff, he starts sliding back to his old messy ways. I saw this morning he left it unmade and I left it like that knowing she was coming over. "They can work on it later."
I should have checked the bed.
Like really, really, really should have checked the bed.
If you find yourself in a similar situation, check the bed.
So she goes in there with him to work on it again and she discovered pretty quickly that the blankets and sheets were wet. Meaning he wet the bed and me, being a clueless dope, left it there on his bed all damn day for her to discover.
I wanted to crawl under the covers and die but I couldn't even do that because they were covered in pee. Really Kiddo? Like, really? I passed a kidney stone while pregnant with you with NO pain medications to keep you safe. This is my "thank you"?!?!?!
"Okay, we're going to learn how to strip the bed. Got sheets?' and like a trooper she had the Kiddo come on over and strip the bed. She made him feel the damp parts and said "This is wet. This is what wet sheets feel like." and I hastily brought in a fresh set and ran out of his room with the wet ones mortified.
She doesn't get paid enough to touch my son's peed steeped sheets. She does not. I need to find out what kind of liquor she likes because damn, if she didn't earn a cocktail today. Oh my God "J", I am so sorry. So very, very, very, sorry. I will never not check the bed again. I swear.
Folks, learn from this huge failure.
ALWAYS CHECK THE BED!
Kiddo busy looking up clips on YouTube on ways to get your mom to make your bed for you because life skills learning is a drag.