What would you do if your Newest 5 Year Old all of a sudden started bedwetting again?
(I mean, besides LOTS of laundry, that is.)
Ever since we got back from the beach, this has become Middle's new habit.
We don't let him drink anything after dinner. He always pees before bed.
Yet, at 4 a.m. on the dot, he slinks into our room and over to my side of the bed and whispers weakly in my face, "I peed."
Whereupon I groan, get up, and stumble back with him into his bedroom and help him put on fresh unders and pj bottoms. Leaving the pee-soaked clothing on his floor. And if the bed is wet? I throw a blanket on top of it and deal with it at a more acceptable hour.
THIS HAS HAPPENED EVERY SINGLE DAY THIS WEEK. And did I mention it's always at 4 a.m.?
Except for Wednesday. That time it was at 5:11 a.m. 4 minutes before my alarm was to go off.
Oh, but wait!
There was no accident yesterday morning!
But he made up for it this morning by wetting TWICE. Yep.
I was up with him at 4. Then when I got home from my morning walk, Hubby informed me, "He peed again." I nodded, already knowing that fact because I AM THE ONE WHO GETS UP WITH HIM.
"He woke me up when you were gone."
And yup, sure enough, there were 2 pairs of wet undies and pj bottoms on his floor.
What we haven't tried yet is waking him up to pee before we go to bed. But, err...that doesn't make much sense when he goes to bed at 9pm and I go at oh, 9:05?
And do you think it would scar him if I made him go back to wearing Pull-ups at night? Even though his younger brother doesn't?
Halp me oh wise internetz! Suggestions? Ideas? Volunteers to come do my laundry?
And on a drier note (heh) (although notsomuch because of all the damn rain), if you are a New Englander, the Life is Good Festival is happening tomorrow on the Boston Common! (It's free!) Eldest and I are heading there--me to promote the Fishful Thinking message on behalf of Pepperidge Farm and Eldest in the hopes of meeting Mike Lowell of the Red Sox. Come join us! And make sure you stop by the Pepperidge Farm booth and say hi! (I think the rain is supposed to hold off until late afternoon.)