Saturday, October 2, 2010

Tinkle, Tinkle in the Car

(sung to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Tinkle, Tinkle in the car
Oh my bladder won't go far
Up in the mountains with no toilet
Find a road that says "No Outlet"
Tinkle, Tinkle in the car
Oh my bladder can't go far

The following stories may be to much information (TMI) for some of my readers, I apologize. But I think it's too funny not to, I believe that at least once in your life you will find yourself in a similar situation and I'm here to tell you "It's Okay".

So it begins...

I found myself in a predicament yesterday morning that had me reflect on the last few years on my life. What kind of predicament you ask? I had to pee but I was in the car, stuck in traffic, no restroom in sight,  and in pain. What did I do? I pulled my car over into a fancy smancy neighborhood and pee'd in the car. Thankfully I had a cup available. What a relief! I promptly washed my hands when I arrived at my destination.

That was not the first time I have done this...I'm not proud, but it happens. A few years ago when Carl and I were thinking about moving to PA so he could go to school we took a spur of the moment trip from NC to PA. I picked Carl up from work (he worked third shift 7 PM to 7 AM) and I planned on driving while he slept. Well, about 2 hours into the trip I had to pee but I didn't want to wake him up to stop yet. So, I held it and held it and held it. A little while later he woke up and said "What's wrong?" because I was sweating, and had a white knuckle grip on the steering wheel. I told him that I may pee my pants. So, even though he was awake now, I could not find and exit with a restroom. I couldn't take it anymore...I pulled over on a deserted exit ramp and pee'd in the car. Carl laughed at me and then I laughed at myself. The irony of the situation is that once back on the road there was a rest stop less then a mile ahead of us. Go figure! Every time we dove past that exit on future tips he would point and say, "You pee'd there...right there".

But the funniest "peeing in the car" moment comes to you courtesy of my husband. A few weeks ago we took a drive to the coast. It only takes about and hour and a half. While on a twisted mountain road Carl declared that he had to pee but there was NO WHERE to pull over. After a few curves of the road he just couldn't hold it and decided to pee in a bottle in the car while I was still driving on a super curvy road. I found it so funny that I laughed so hard that I started to cry. Unfortunately, I had sunscreen on my face and the crying laughter made it run into my eyes rendering my nearly blind. My eyes stung so bad that I couldn't hold my eyes open and was squinting with one eye shut. Finally I found a tiny patch of dirt to pull over onto just as he finished peeing in a bottle. I had to wash my eyes out with a bottle of water. We sat and laughed for few minutes before getting back on the road. What makes it 10x's funnier...he had to pee 2 more times on the way home that night for a total of 3 episodes of peeing in the car in one day...a new record!

Trust me, there are more stories like these in my memory bank but I won't go into the details of them with  you. I hope that you have all learned an important lesson here- Always have an empty cup in the car with you because young or old...your bladder wont care when you gotta go, you gotta go.

If you made it this far, thank you for reading with a good sense of humor. I promise, I won't share any more pee stories.


  1. Our family has plenty of stories like that so I can read your post and smile.

  2. just funny!! yes, we all have pee stories, speaking of, I have an ultrasound Monday and have to have a full bladder. hmmmm perhaps I should bring a cup with me.

  3. Oh girl! I've not had to do this yet but been close!

  4. That was too funny. More than once I have had to run like crazy when we finally stopped. As I get older I definitely see Depends in my future. Love the little ditty too.

  5. How funny, these stories bring back so many memories for me. Every time we are on a trip if we make a stop for gas or anything, my hubby MAKES me visit the bathroom. Thanks for coming by my Land of OZ Halloween, this is one of my very favorite memories.

  6. That is so funny. I've been in similar situations. La

  7. Okay...I just cannot imagine doing this without making a big mess...but then I don't want to go there for a Maybe you should drink less when traveling ;) It also reminded me of traveling with Bumpa all those years when he use to be a "man with a mission" on our family road trips...Nana learned to bring a bucket for such emergencies with four kids in the

  8. When you gotta go, you gotta go.


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