Friday, June 19, 2009

Now I know

I tend to drink a lot of water. Ok, I tend to drink a fair amount of caffeine. This means I have to urinate frequently. (or in other words- tinkle)
Today I had too tinkle really bad during a movie. Held out till it was over and booked it to the ladies room. A line. Of course.
I did the I gotta tinkle dance while waiting. When it was finally my turn I scrambled to get my pants down. 3 flipping buttons made this way too difficult. It took forever! Those tiny little things were tough and when all I could think about was not peeing my pants my skinny fingers suddenly functioned with the agility of chubby toddler.
At last the pants were down and while I tinkled I had an ah ha moment. THIS is why old ladies wear pants with elastic. They realize their limits. They know that continence is not their strongest attribute and their hands are too tired and ridden with arthritis to fiddle with pesky buttons. All they have to do is a downward tug and they are in business. Or at least doing their business.

Now I know. Old people are definitely smarter than we give them credit for.

10 comments:

snittymagee said...

Pee your pants next time, then you will know what it feels like for a twenty six year old to feel shame.

Megan said...

hahahah..... that is awesome! I agree with Snit.... just pee them next time.

Hannah LaRue said...

i think we should all wear stretchy pant; it would solve everything. when can we do lunch?

Sarah said...

oh dear. i was getting worried about where this story was going. i think i was almost as relieved as you were that you made it. ;)

remember how this used to happen when we were kids cause we wanted to keep playing? and then we learned it's just easier to go when you gotta go? or maybe you didn't learn that... well anna, go when you gotta go. i don't want you to start wearing elastic pants prematurely!!!

Marley Family said...

PEE PEE PANTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

becca schwartz said...

i guess i know what to get your for your next birthday...

Larissa V said...

Ha! Anna Smith, you are the hilarious-est! I love it! The funny thing is, is that I could totally see you having tinkled a little and then totally blogging about the embarrassing situation. Next bathroom story should be about what happens when your dad finished the trashbag of buttered popcorn...hmm...or not :-)

Liz said...

That's hilarious! Thanks for sharing!

Emily and beau.......ardie too said...

yes anna....just pee them pants. i was thinking you did girl, and it made me happy:) because pee is funny. i love your shirt ps and im keeping it.

dunnthat said...

Have none of you ever actually peed your pants? It is not comfortable. And it smells. And chafes. I wouldn't actually KNOW this, I'm just guessing...

Awesome post. And so very true. Having kids is a glorious blessing from God, but MAN, it messes with your body. Old ladies are smart.