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His Bad Mother

August 28th, 2007 · 6 Comments · The BoyChild, You want whine with that

Last night I felt like a bad mother.

As I was getting the BoyChild ready for bed, I went into his room to get his bath towel and I noticed his bed. It appeared. . .Stained. I looked and it appeared to have been wet at some point recently. It was dry. And the mattress pad didn’t have any stain on it. It didn’t smell.

But. I went looking for his other set of sheets. Which were. In the dirty clothes. I can’t believe we only have two sets of sheets for the BoyChild’s bed. So I call the Huz who has headed to the library. He assures me (1) there are only two sets of sheets for the BoyChild’s bed and (2) one set is in the dirty clothes and one set is on the BoyChild’s bed.

I wondered. Not for the first time. What exactly is it we have in the linen closet in the hallway? Each of us has a different sized bed, so there are probably three or four sets of different sized sheets. There are some quilts and blankets. But the thing is, as the name implies, the size of a closet. But is it possible we really only have two sets of sheets for the BoyChild’s bed.

I resist the urge to pull all the sheets and blankets out of the linen closet. Not that it doesn’t need doing. I just decided 7:30 on a Monday night was not the time to undertake that particular task or that it would be very conducive to actually getting the BoyChild to bed at a reasonable time.
So I made the executive decision to leave the sheets on the BoyChild’s bed.

The BoyChild was insisting the whole time, “I didn’t pee on my bed!” in that indigent tone that the unjustly accused use. He couldn’t explain to me, however, what the stain was.

It is possible, though unlikely, I know, that he’d spilled his water or juice on the bed. He has a bad habit of taking his water bottle to bed with him at night and not getting the top on and having it leak. So I let it go last night and put him to bed with what looked like urine soaked sheets.

I’ll try to be a better Mommy tomorrow night and hope the DHS doesn’t catch wind of this before then.


6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cynthia // Aug 29, 2007 at 7:20 am

    ehhh, we’ve done the same thing….sometimes even when we have clean sheets but are just too darn exhausted to change the bed….I generally don’t admit this though……

  • 2 Goldberry // Aug 29, 2007 at 12:00 pm

    For four years we only had two sets of sheets. Only within the last month did I buy an extra set. Even with those, we sometimes just pull our our daughter’s sleeping back and make her sleep on the floor. She seems to enjoy it. So we just let it go. I’ll get to the sheets when I get to the sheets.

  • 3 Leandra // Aug 29, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    We only have two sets, too. But only ONE of the pillow cases has Lightning McQueen on it, so that lends itself for some hairy times while it’s in the dryer!

  • 4 LawyerMama // Aug 30, 2007 at 11:46 am

    I’m so turning you in. LOL! We only have 2 sets for our toddler too.

  • 5 Elle // Sep 3, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    Lordy, woman . . I’m tucking my son in with dried blood from last night’s nosebleed. Very unhappily, he managed to sneeze as he was coming down the hallway for help — and that seemed like SUCH a bigger priority.

  • 6 Victoria // Sep 6, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    Eeek. We’ve been in the same situation, and absent clean sheets, made the bed with fresh towels. At least they were clean.

    We have a similar “linen closet”. It’s full and we have no idea what is in it.

    I enjoy your writing.

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