So before ya start bashing me... I NEVER called my children that for bed wetting...but their paw paw has.
I have 2 bedwetters. My oldest(8) and youngest son(5). For the first year or two of their bed wetting dh was NOT helpful at all!! He would tell them that they are "Too old to be wetting the bed" "Need to stop that sh*t...You know many loads of laundry it takes to clean that piss smell out of the room?"
He and I had one of the biggest arguments of our relationship over this. I was a bed wetter up until the age of 13 or 14. My brother was and so was my dad.
When my brother and I wet the bed my parents NEVER made us feel less than. "Did you wet the bed? Yes? Hop in the tub... breakfast'll be on the table."
BAM. End of Discussion. I never had low self esteem from it. My parents were sure that I knew that it was a medical condition and that I shouldnt feel bad about it.
Now, I have explained this to dh. I made him well aware of the damage he was inflicting on the boys by making them feel so low. Ever since he stopped doing that they wet the bed less and less. I am so proud of that!!
Now dh's parents and his sister are in a freaking tizzy about they boys wetting the bed. Our boys are supposed to be going to dh's parents house for a few days during the summer break. I was okay with the idea until his dad said that "The 2 bed wetters will be wearing pull ups." No the f**k they will not!!
My boys have made it very clear how much it would kill them to have to wear pull ups. One of them even cried saying, "Mama i'm trying not to wet the bed. I'm not a baby. Please."
Dh's sister wants to make them wear a bed wetting alarm. We've tried several alarms with our boys....they never work for them. They just train US, not them lol.
So now i'm the big black monster from the lagoon because I am seriously considering not letting my boys stay over with them.
I told dh IF, and thats a really big IF, they go and his parents and I find out they were ridiculed for bed wetting or made to wear pull ups that his parents will NEVER spend more then 15 minutes alone with my kids again. I'm dead serious.
I mean they KNOW they wet the bed... if its such an issue then don't keep them overnight.
Am I wrong here ladies??
Asked by Anonymous at 2:27 PM on May. 27, 2011 in General Parenting
Answer by alphamom26 at 3:07 PM on May. 27, 2011
Answer by letstalk747 at 2:35 PM on May. 27, 2011
Answer by kimberlyinberea at 2:36 PM on May. 27, 2011
Answer by kpolitte at 2:41 PM on May. 27, 2011
Answer by whitepeppers at 3:37 PM on May. 27, 2011
Answer by RobinEsMommy at 2:42 PM on May. 27, 2011