Wetting the bed…well that is a real treat.
I wet the bed as a child. In fact I didn’t outgrow it until puberty at age nine. 5 % of the population of bedwetters take that long to come around. Either their bladders become larger or a hormone kicks in that reduces the amount of urine produced at night. I suspect that was my problem …a hormone. Yesiree I traded in bedwetting for a bra!
Being a bedwetter meant you were thirsty after supper….and you stayed thirsty until morning and you still wet the bed. I didn’t want to wet the bed…it eventually was cold in that bed and smelly too. I couldn’t stay overnight for Pajama Parties like the rest of the girls. I was different I couldn’t control my bladder at night.
I recall one night vividly. Darlene and Diane were babysitting for me and I was to stay overnight. WELL I probably had popcorn and Kool-Aid…and the next morning the entire bed was wet…including the curlers on Diane’s head…she had a cow. Their Mother Hazel was kind…she said I couldn’t help it. I didn’t stay overnight with anyone again for a really long time.
I suppose when I get to the home I will have to wear Depends. They say you revert back to your childhood in old age. So there I will be picking my nose and wetting the bed.
While I was on the antibiotics for my bronchitis the potty dreams returned. Some nights I was so exhausted looking for a potty in my dreams that I never got a good nights sleep. It was a relief to finally get out of the dream state to get up and go to the bathroom. It was most likely a miracle that I did not wet the bed.
Those all elusive potties …doors are locked, there is a line, they are not in working order, they are too filthy to use, no one not even my children will tell me where the potty is…the night before last I showed them all… I peed in the bathtub…what a relief….I went and went and went…it seemed like at least five minutes and it felt so damn good. I awakened.. whew…only a dream…I checked and everything was dry…thank goodness.
Neither of my children were bedwetters and Far Guy reports that he never wet the bed either.