I know I won't be able to top the, "Todd drank Toby's pee," story, but I had to laugh [later] at the scene that took place in the car today on my way home from dropping Todd off at the Long Beach airport.
I had just gotten on the freeway to head back home with the 3 boys in the back of Todd's car. As we got on the freeway I made my way over to the carpool lane because there was a bit of traffic I did not want to be in if I could help it. As soon as I did, Chase starts panting, "I have to go potty! I have to go potty!" And like every 3 year old he of course had to go right that second and was not giving me any fair warning.
I looked at the traffic to the right of me...barely moving... and the double yellow lines of the carpool lane...and then down at my always trusty gatorade bottle. I then pictured in my head the recent story of my sister Sunny (mother of 8) bragging about how she was able to reach back, get her son out of his car seat, while driving of course, and with one hand on the wheel and one on the bottle her little guy beautifully took care of business and they went happily along their way without stopping.
So that's what I set out to do.
Well...I might as well have just told Chase to unbuckle and stand up and pee all over Ben and Toby and the whole back seat because that's pretty much what happened.
In his panic and urgency he didn't pull his pants down all the way, Ben tried to assist in the bottle holding, but the "equipment" was aimed upward towards Ben's face so as soon as it started Ben got pee in his eyes, immediately dropped the bottle while Chase continued to pee and cry at the same time. So then Ben is crying in a panic because "Chase just peed all over" him, so then I'm yelling at Toby who's reading a book and laughing until I start really yelling at him to help, which then makes him start to cry...so then I have all 3 of them in the back seat crying in hysterics and everyone with pee on them.
I'm just glad it was Todd's car and not mine.
We all calmed down a little while down the road. Ben commented later that he had been happy all morning, he was happy at school, happy when Dad picked him up from school, but then started having a bad day after Chase peed on his face. I think that would have been my low point of my day too.
With how often we use the "bottle method," while driving we're bound to have a couple backfire on us. I'm actually surprised we haven't had more than we have.