Dubai's Desperate Housewife

Trials and traumas of a full-time mum in Dubai

“Do you need a wee?”

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It’s a question I seem to ask a zillion times a day.  DS is still little enough sometimes to get caught short when we’re a long way from the nearest loo, so I schedule in trips to convenient loos while we’re out, then persuade him to try for a wee.

But he’s a stubborn creature. He doesn’t like me to be in charge, so he often says “no” only to squeak “Need a wee! Need a wee!” 10 minutes later, once we’re out of range of a loo. And how annoying is it to have to schlep all the way back to the loo when you’ve already just been? Sigh.

Anyway, today we were in the M&S loos and I thought maybe the sound of the taps running as I washed my hands might bring on that “need a wee!” moment.

“Do you need a wee?” I asked hopefully. “Shall we try?”

DS started concentrating very hard, his eyes going vacant. The tap ran. DS frowned. It looked promising.

“Shall we try for a wee?” I pushed.

He cupped his hand to his ear, and frowned harder. I almost high-fived myself – bingo! But no.

“It’s One Direction,” he said, of the music coming so faintly from the shop floor I could barely hear it.

“You light up my life like nobody else,” he sung. “You don’t know you’re beautiful!”

Song identified – the benefit of having an older sister – but still no wee.

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Written by mrsdubai

September 12, 2012 at 8:12 pm

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  1. Always carry an empty bottle of masafi water in your car. Boys love using them for a wee………always work with mine……….and very handy while on SZR! 🙂

    Camille

    September 12, 2012 at 8:58 pm

  2. everytime you write about DD or DS, i just love it!!!

    rawrr

    September 13, 2012 at 10:50 am

  3. So funny…and so true! Goes to show that DSs around the world find it hard to focus on anything for more than 30 seconds!!!

    Dubai Mum

    September 13, 2012 at 5:25 pm


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