When your 8 yr old "toilet trained" little girl... who constantly tells me she has to pee... and does in the toilet... decides to wet through everything she owns?
Seriously, she's wet 4 outfits this morning. Nope, I'm not stupid... I put her in a diaper. Which she somehow managed to still pee out of. Yep. ALL OVER.
The thing is, she held her pee all night. She peed three times in the CHAIR, the exact same chair. Not in trouble, etc... just peed. The fourth time I'm not sure where she peed. What's the deal?
Each time I tried not to give a ton of attention over it, since that appears to be what she's really seeking with peeing (but she's got our total attention ANYWAY, so I don't get it...). I've had her go in to the toilet (by herself, I stand out of sight and just watch her little feet). Then she puts her clean underwear, I've put on her tights, and then she puts her pants on.
I've made her look at me (which she HATES and avoids, of course, be cause she's an 8 yr old institutionalized child...) and told her firmly NO, Nyet. Peeska in the twalet (pee in the toilet! Yes, that's really what that means). The third and fourth times, after dressing, I sat her in the middle of the room but over by the bed on the floor cross legged and told her "sideese, time out, peeska in the twalet" (sit, time out, pee in the toilet).
So I don't want to just go back to diapers, especially since they don't MAKE diapers here that really FIT her... but It looks like it's inevitable that we're going to have to-- and at the moment I already have. Yesterday she had ONE accident. Today it's only 1pm and she's had FOUR!
We have no more clothes for her... she even peed through one of Wesley's pants (they were a little snug and a tad short, but we were at the apartment and it worked... they're a size 4). Now she's wearing an undershirt and shirt, socks, underwear, and a diaper. Hopefully she can stay dry the rest of the day.
We were planning on going to walk around on Kreshatik tonight and see the lights, then have dinner in the food court at the underground mall. I think she's going to wear tights, her PJ pants and snow pants when we go out tonight. She's wet through everything else she owns for her bottom.
Good thing I brought all the clothes that I did...
Any ideas are welcome to be shared! I think we're just resigned to diapers for the moment, and then even if she pees (as long as it stays IN the diaper) then it won't be a huge endeavor to change all of her clothes, but rather just a quick change of the diaper and off so maybe, just maybe, we can cut down on the attention seeking part of peeing her pants...
Ah... the joys of parenthood. The washer is running for the 3rd time today (and there is no dryer) so now EVERYTHING she owns is laying out to dry on the side of the tub.
But hey, we have a Christmas tree, so what's there to complain about? Blessings in the little things ;)