One of the most annoying things I have to live with is three males that can’t keep their pee in the pot. Although extremely irritating, it is more understandable coming from my two little guys. They are so caught up in their play that they don’t even really want to stop what they’re doing to pee, let alone take the time to aim in the right direction so as not to cause a flood on the floor. The “leader of the pack,” AKA – Daddy, however,…I hold more accountable. He thinks he has an alibi now that he has two other males to blame his mess on…but believe me, I’m not buying it.
When I first started complaining about the pee around the bottom of the toilet (near the anchor caps) my husband was shocked that I thought it may be him. He emphatically denied any involvement in the mysterious “pee” caper. He quickly offered up the idea that it may be one of the boys. Not being well educated in the male species’ peeing habits, especially little boys, I figured it was a possible explanation…but it was not going to stop me from investigating further.
We have two bathrooms, one which I immediately declared mine and one that is for all of us. That’s not to say that I do not let anyone else use “my bathroom,” it’s just simply the place where all my “girlie” stuff resides. My bathroom is right outside my sons’ room so it is customary for the boys to use it most of the time. The other bathroom is on the next floor, right outside our bedroom. My husband primarily uses the bathroom outside our bedroom. The kids really only use this bathroom when they are getting ready for bed at night.
For the longest time I would find pee around the the anchor caps of the toilet primarily used by my husband but since the boys may have used that toilet in the evenings, during their nightly rituals, I could not definitively say that it was him. I sure as heck brought it to his attention numerous times, but he would always use the “blame it on the kids” excuse. Recently, due to my husband working more from home, and having his office right off “my bathroom,” he frequents “my” toilet more often. Guess what? I have found pee around the anchor caps of that toilet now more often than the bathroom outside our bedroom. What other conclusion am I to draw? It must be HIM — “the leader of the pack”.
All this wouldn’t be such a big deal if…A) he would just admit it’s him, and B) CLEAN IT UP HIMSELF. Cleaning a toilet in itself is at the top of my list of “most disgusting jobs that I have,” let alone if there is more disgust added to it than necessary. Nobody likes cleaning up other people’s bodily fluids, but we Moms sign on to do that for our children…let me repeat that……..FOR OUR CHILDREN. Now my husband, whom I do consider my fourth child at times (and this is just one of the reasons why), actually is not a child so I expect that when he pees he takes a look to discover if in fact he has “backsplashed” as he likes to admit COULD possibly happen. If by his surprise he does discover that he in fact is the culprit then…HE SHOULD CLEAN IT UP or better yet……..JUST PEE IN THE POT!!
This debate has been going on now for about the past three years. This is another time that I expect my husband to READ MY MIND. I shouldn’t have to tell him to clean up a mess if he makes one. If he knows this is an issue, and I’ve made it abundantly clear that it is, why then does he not get a disinfectant wipe (they are sitting right next to the toilet) and clean up any mess he sees ? I mean we all know it can’t be coming from me (it’s physically impossible), so why am I the one who gets to clean it up?
*DISCLAIMER* This article is based on opinions from the author and doesn’t necessarily represent facts (as per my husband).