D called me from an "end of soccer season" party saying that B's potty watch went into the swimming pool with her. He wondered if it was water proof because the alarm continued to ring following the dive. While rolling my eyes on the other end of the phone I told him, "No, it's not water proof." He asked what to do. I suggested that he ask the host for a baggie full of rice and throw the watch in like you would a wet cell phone. He hung up the phone and did as I suggested.
I got home and found the baggie on the counter. It looked different than all the other times we've thrown cell phones in bags of rice. Oh it was a bag of rice alright. Along with all the seasonings from a box of Mexican rice or something. I pulled out the watch in disbelief only to find a watch that looked like it had been dipped in "shake and bake" and ready to fry. I stared at it for awhile, looked it over, saw no sign of life and hucked the dumb thing. That was it. Two potty watches was my limit. We'll wait for the meds to kick in.
Until.....D asked me if I had ordered another potty watch. Good grief. Seriously? Just to work another four to seven days until the next bath or jump in the pool. If that's the case, it will be tomorrow. But, I haven't ordered one yet and I'm happy to report that B wore the same pants and panties ALL day! I want to say I can't believe it, but that would underestimate my and C's faith. So, I'm happy and pleased with today.
And just for the record, food storage isn't just to be eaten in hard or tough times. Plain. White. Rice saves phones and possibly potty watches so make sure you have a can of it around. :)
Being in Charge at Two Years Old
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