Tonight I went to my first support group meeting for parents of children with disabilities. I have never ever had a desire to do such a thing, but it was the first night and I volunteered our church to host it, so I figured I'd better go. It was actually a good night, and the most repeated comment was "I just want to be somewhere where other people 'get it'. That I can tell them what my kid is doing and they won't judge me". I'm so glad there is a safe place for them to do that, and I promise I won't be telling you any of their stories. It's ironic that as soon as I get home from my first support group meeting, with people who just want to be around other moms who "get it", that my sweet monster gave me another notch on my belt. Seriously people--you can't make this stuff up.
Me: "Aaron, it's time to go to bed. Let's go potty and brush your teeth." We walk to the bathroom. Stop reading right now if you have a weak stomach.
Let me first quickly back up. Aaron has been neglecting to pay attention and "aim" while he's going to the bathroom, so we've had to back up and actually follow him into the bathroom and give him the direction "pay attention". Seriously? He's 11.
Anyhow. We walk to the bathroom and he's carrying his bowl of fish crackers. He walks up to the toilet and I go to take the bowl of goldfish crackers from him as he's standing over the toilet. He won't let go of them so I say to myself "fine, he can hold them, it's not that big of a deal". True to the way we roll in this house, he accidentally drops the entire bowl into the toilet. I was on top of my game (or so I thought), so I immediately grab the bowl out of the toilet (thankfully he hadn't actually started going yet) and flush it because I know what was going to happen and I didn't want him grabbing fish crackers out of the toilet. As the fishies are going down the drain, he decides he going to help them on their journey by peeing on them. Fine. Well...ummmm....this is the part where I'm not on top of my game. He grabs the bowl he dropped into the toilet (that I had put on the tank) and drinks the toilet water that was left in it! I'm grossed out, and
And THAT is how I ended my day!