Having our son home, for the last 7 mths, has been joy….pure joy. He is 5 yrs old and is one of the most amazing little people I know.
However, our bathroom is not so much pure joy. See, 6 kids share 1 bathroom….3 of those kids are boys, with poor aim.
I clean the bathroom, a lot and I mop, a lot. There is one pesky spot, on the floor, behind the toilet that always has, a yellow liquid on it. At first, I assumed it was our male dog “marking” his spot. We ended up finding him a new home, as he was not friendly enough to have around our little boy. I thought the problem was resolved….not so much. My next thought was the ring at the base of the toilet was bad and pee was leaking out from the side. So, I had my husband and a friend fix that. So excited, thought that was going to be the answer to my smelly problem and it wasn’t.
After 2 hrs of cleaning that filthy bathroom, it dawned on me. My sweet boy lived in a village, where the world was his bathroom, then for a year he was in an orphanage where this was his toilet:
Stand and pee. For another year or so, he lived in a “transition” house. There was a bathroom, in his room and it was a normal bathroom, but this “hold and aim” factor was never learned. So, when he got home….he sprinkled EVERYWHERE.
Tonight, we had a lesson in using the potty and how to point, hold and aim. I hope this helped because this bathroom is also our “guest” bathroom, when we have friends over and I hate having it smell, all the time. He thought it was hysterical having me show him and then Big Daddy show him, at a separate time. He got so tickled and my walls got sprayed………then, I kissed my son and praised God for bringing him home and cleaned the bathroom again.