Daily Archives: July 26, 2009

Having a Kid is Tough

Times like these, I really like Dora

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Then she has to wake up and ruin it.
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Dora: I have to use the bathroom

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Sometimes, if I ignore her, she’ll wait at least an hour to ask again

Two hours later
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Dora: I still have to use the bathroom

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Me: You went like five hours ago. Can’t you hold it?

The only gas station on this 80 mile stretch of road
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had no freak’n bathroom.
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The only other bathroom we came across was too confusing.
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So I made her just pop a squat on the road

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Even though Dora’s pretty high maintenance when it comes to using the bathroom, she’s even worse when I have to use the bathroom. She complains about sitting on the bathroom floor while I go pee.

Luckily, I came across this sign one day that gave me a brilliant idea
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until I saw the warning sign!

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I was both horrified and utterly confused by this sign. Better safe than sorry. I found a new place for her to sit.

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Dora: I don’t think I’m allowed to sit on this
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Me: You would snitch on me, wouldn’t you?
Dora: No, I just don’t think it’s safe. I might catch on fire…again
Me: Real funny, smarty pants. You know that 4th of July fire wasn’t my fault. Here, sit here then. You can stare at me while I pee.
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I noticed this sign behind her when she turned her head
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and my maternal instinct kicked in. That Koala Seat was a death trap for a girl with an arm that falls off all the time.
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So I came up with a new plan.
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She could just sit on the floor in her carrying bag.

The day I came up with this idea was the best potty break day of Summer Tour 2009 EVER!

If you missed the story where Dora caught on fire, click here
http://melaniehamlett.com/2009/07/06/1972

To see a post from previous travels that take place in strange bathrooms, click here http://melaniehamlett.com/2009/04/10/bathroom-adventures-and-beyond/