Bathrooms. Any day, bathrooms. Disgusting cesspools of germs and 4-year-old toilet-training pee that somehow managed to miss the toilet bowl that he is standing .655 inches away from. I mean honestly, how hard is it to push the dang thing down for 15 seconds?
Is “all” an option? 🙂 I wish I never had to pick up and organize again. Laundry, dishes, and that sort of stuff isn’t too bad. There’s usually an end to those anyway. But the toys are never fully put away. There’s always clutter. I hate it. It’s so disheartening.
My four-year-old son decided recently that he was done with wearing nighttime diapers. Wonderful! But every so often, in the middle of the night (say, oh, around 3 or 4 am or so), he’ll have an accident. Typically, he’ll wake up crying, although sometimes he comes into our room and gets my attention. My wife never, ever, ever wakes up for this.
So, I get up, strip his bed, apply new bedding (yes, we keep two liners in rotation, so that one can be used while the other is in the wash), convince him to get out of his wet clothes and put on clean clothes, get him back down to bed, and do all this while trying like hell not to allow him or myself to wake up our one-year-old in the next room.
I have no qualms at all about changing wet sheets/clothes or dirty diapers, for that matter; I know many people find such chores disgusting, but it really doesn’t phase me. However, if I could magically make this chore “done”, then maybe I could get a little more uninterrupted sleep. Ahhh, sleep. (Esp. given my penchant for insomnia in the first place.)
Luckily for me, this child is getting better much faster at the night time potty training than his older brother did. Alas, we still have one more child with whom to go through this…