Preston was very excited for his birthday! His family was coming for an afternoon picnic! His aunts, cousins and Grandma would all be there to help him celebrate.
Preston continued to play in his room until lunchtime. “Let’s go sit on the potty,” Darla persuaded. Preston was wrapped up in his LEGO’s. He barely heard his mother. Darla asked again and Lead Preston to the bathroom. She stood there as Preston managed a few drops. I’m all done mommy, he declared. Darla wasn’t too sure but let him up anyway. Preston went right back to his legos while Darla finished backing the baskets for the big picnic.
Predton kept playing and Darla came in to his room. “Let’s get ready birthday boy!” A smile came over Preston’s face. Darla pulled a fresh shirt and shorts from his chest. Preston stood up. Darla sniffed the air and noticed a familiar odor. “Did you tee tee in you pants Preston?” She asked as she stuck her finger down the front of Preston’s pants. His pants were wet. Darla once again went to the bathroom for wipes. Preston looked down as she wiped him down, scolding him. “You are seven now...just had you sit...should be able to stay dry!”
Darla reached on to a shelf in Preston’s closet for a light blue bag of Pull-Ups. She pulled three out along with a small pack of wipes and put two of themthem in her bag. She slipped the other pull-up over Preston’s hips. She finished dressing him telling him that he had to wear pull-ups because how could he keep his pants dry at the park if he couldn’t with the bathroom a few feet away?
Preston didn’t argue. He had been wearing pull-ups for years. He had really ever yet to go more than a couple of days without an accident. Darla loaded Preston into the minivan and away they went! The park was 30min away. When they got there, his grandma and all seven cousins were also arriving. Preston had two older girl cousins who were 14 and 16. His other cousins were all boys and younger than 5. The two older girls took the kids to the bank of the lake and then to the play area. Preston climbed on the big tractor tire while his cousins played at the swing. He went inside the tire and hid quietly. After a few minutes, his oldest cousin found him hiding inside the tire “Whatcha doin’ Pres?” She asked. “Hiding” said Preston quietly. “We are all about to head over and have cake and ice cream soon” she said as she knelt down to talk to him. It was only moments before it was clear to her the situation. “Do you need to go potty?” She quizzed. Preston didn’t answer but looked down. Amber had sat with Preston before and knew his tendencies. She walked him over to the picnic area. Darla was busy setting up. Amber took Preston to grandma, “this one has dirty pants”, she said quietly to Grandma. Grandma took Preston by the atm and headed toward the van. She stopped and grabbed Darlas bag. Preston walked along with his fingers in his mouth. Grandma unlocked the van and slid the door open. She lifted him up and placed him on his back on the floor of the van, his legs halfway out the sliding door. Grandma had his sandals and shorts off in a flash. She took out the wipes and fresh pull-up and placed them aside. She lifted his legs and ripped open the sides and pulled back the front. “Whew! You loaded it boy”, she said with a bit of disgust as she wiped away with the front of the diaper. She scolded Preston as she changed him. “You are SIX years old! To stand there and mess your britches it’s just ridiculous!” As she finished cleaning and was sliding on the pull-up Darla walked up. “Big mess mom?” Freshly diapered, Preston joined the group. As he blew out his candles...his wish...to stay a baby