It all began almost 3 weeks ago. I was driving down with the boys to meet Erik in San Diego. It was hot. We were tired. Luke and Charlie were screaming. The last thing I wanted to do was stop and have to take them both out of the car.
Anyway, I'm just making excuses.
The first time Luke told me he had to go to the bathroom, Charlie was sound asleep. So, I pulled off the freeway into a mall parking lot, found a bush, and told Luke to pee on it. I rationalized this because Charlie was asleep and one should never wake a sleeping baby.
The second time Luke told me he had to go to the bathroom, Charlie was awake, but I was being lazy. I pulled off the freeway into a hospital parking lot, found a bush. and again, told Luke to pee on it. I didn't rationalize this, I was just tired.
So, yesterday I looked outside and caught Luke "watering" the bushes.
Erik said sarcastically, "Way to go, Mommy. Great example."
So, now I must start the painful process of teaching Luke that although I was encouraging him to pee on bushes, this is not okay, and to ignore everything I told him that one day we were in the car.
See, I'm not perfect. Now you know.