Sunday, November 11, 2007

A Public Service Announcement

I was only mildly hysterical when I glanced down at the toilet bowl to see my son's urine was a glowing green. I immediately went to the computer and did a search which brought back all sorts of vague yet scary possibilities.

Wanting to have a good sample, should I need to rush him to the doctor, I had him pee in an old, cleaned out yoghurt container (see, my husband thinks I'm crazy to save them but they're really useful for things like storing Legos, mixing paint, or in the case of an over-protective mother, peeing in).

So urine sample in hand, I step outside to examine it in better light isn't green at all. I go inside to dump it down the toilet when it dawns on me-the new shower curtain. I pushed it aside and like magic, the pee is back to yellow. What a neat trick, I should charge admission.

I'm so glad I didn't rush him off to the doctor-they'd think I've lost my mind.

I hope our experience will save other over-protective mothers potential heart-attacks, particularly should they opt for a bright red curtain.


Jenn said...

Mary would never leave the bathroom if we had that shower curtain in our house. I'm sure she would think that she'd died and gone to heaven.

Goody said...

If you decide to buy it for her, the Dollar store (I think you have those up there, as I recall)has matching towels, washcloths and the like. I'm going to wait until after Christmas to see if they clearence the dustbin and floor mat.

Just beware of green pee.