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The Mystery of the Wet Underwear

What is a woman to do when she finds a pair of little boy underwear lying wet on the floor one morning? Does she assume that the child wet their bed and wandered out to the living room before discarding them? Or does she ask the uncle, whose sleeping on the fold out in that very same living room, if his bed happens to be wet next to him? And if the fold out is wet, what do you do about the newly acquired memory foam pad you just bought for it? Does it get washed? Is it even washable?

Maybe the boy tried to go to the potty in the middle of the night and forgot to take off his undies. If so, why isn't the bathroom floor all wet and why did his mother find them in the living room? Is this child prone to wandering around in moistness? The mother knows this to be uncommon for him, because the boy has an aversion to water of any kind, which explains the wet underwear on the floor, but not where the puddle might be.

So, assuming that she hasn't yet discovered where the pee is, does she tear the bedding apart and use common laws of deduction to find the answer? Or does she ignore the fact that somewhere in the house there is a wet spot of urine that will dry out within twentyfour hours?

Maybe she ought to ask the boy child when he gets home from school hoping that he is not eternally mortified by her noticing (he won't be) he's wet the bed. Oh, and if he does answer honestly, does she make him clean it up? Does she, wishing to avoid a scene, clean it herself?

And if that same mother were to determine the cause of the nocturnal accident, what would she conclude? That her son didn't go to the bathroom before bed? That, perhaps, he had to much to drink at to late a time period, or maybe that same uncle snuck a snack (that sounds funny) to the boy during the night.

*Sigh* What is a mother to do?


Jennifer said…
Wetted upon memory foam topper - we've had that happen here, too. After searching the internet, I soaked up as much as I could with a towel, then poured hydrogen peroxide over the area, and used another towel to soak that up. No odor left, although it took a while to dry. Test it in a corner, first, though - I would imagine if the hydrogen peroxide didn't hurt my topper, yours should be safe, too, but double check just to be sure. I'd hate to give you advice that destroyed something so expensive.
Anonymous said…
Why don't you just teach your child not to wet his pants. And if the bed is wet I am pretty sure the Uncle didn't do it.
Anonymous said…
I thought we put all the Indians in S. Dakota and I didn't see a single one. I'll admit Charity I am a bit dissapointed.
cannwin said…
Darien! You are so not allowed to post rude comments anonymously!

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