That is where Emma Jane spent most of the afternoon.
In her room. By herself.
Why, you ask?
Let me tell you. Yesterday started off well enough. We ran errands, went to the gym, had lunch, read some books, and then I sent the girls to play quietly together in their room for a while. I sat down to
read a book fold clothes when who should come trooping into the living room but my two giggly girls.
"What do you need?" I asked.
"We-ll. Um, Emma Janie peed. On my bed."
Do you remember what a nightmare it was to potty train Emma Jane? Well even though she is mostly potty trained, she still has frequent accidents. Like several times a week. It has just become part of our normal routine.
So my initial thought is that the girls must have been sitting on Libby's bed, playing, and that EJ had an accident. But upon further inspection, I found her shorts and panties were dry.
Oh yeah, my girl actually pulled down her pants and PEED on her sister's bed!
And the best part...I was already washing Libby's sheets so Emma Jane peed directly on.the.mattress!
Really, I should be commended for the calm manner in which I handled this. Although I think dangerously calm mommy scared my girls more than totally ballistic mommy would have.
And people, I have tried everything I can think of and I can't get that pee smell out of the mattress. It was still damp and smelly last night at bedtime, so Libby got to sleep on Emma Jane's bed and Emma Jane got to sleep on the floor.
And that was after spending the entire afternoon in her room. When Brad came home, EJ was allowed out for dinner and then she went straight back to room for the rest of the night. She actually took her punishment well. I think she knew better than to mess with me!
And seriously, tips for getting the mattress clean, are welcome! I really don't want to have to throw that mattress away!