I’m a part time lawyer, full time mother of five (ages eleven and down). After fifteen glorious years of west coast living, my husband and I are packing up and headed east… to Riverdale, NYC.
As for the title of the blog, it’s no secret that bodily fluids and functions weigh heavily on my mind as a parent, and while having two boys who seem to relish spreading their fluids around has taxed me, it’s also given me quite a story to tell:
We were in the middle of a basement renovation. In the rubble of the remodel, I searched for some posters that had hung on the wall of the TV room. I asked the boys if they’d seen one in particular. One of them, and now I don’t remember whether it was B or E, said, “Oh, it’s in the corner we pee in.”
“You know, the corner we pee in when we’re watching TV and don’t want to get up and go to the bathroom.” (The bathroom that is maybe 20 feet away, and from which you can crane your neck and still see the TV.) Unable to tear themselves away from the box, it seems that my boys took to taking leaks in the corner to the left of the TV. And this wasn’t just any corner. In this corner lay all the wires from the TV and various other electronic items. They were peeing on a tangled mess of wires. Oh, and the carpet that lay underneath. Needless to say, we did a thorough disinfection of the area, but once in a while I’m certain that I still get a whiff…
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