Friday, June 26, 2009

This could be interesting...

Batman and I are going camping this weekend with his family- Mom, Dad, BIL, SIL, Niece, Nephew.
In the mountains.
In the middle of nowhere.
With no showers.
And NO BATHROOMS.
I'm not sure Batman and I really thought this through when we decided it would be a good idea to tag along.
There will be no bathrooms.
We have TONS of stuff we still need to do this weekend. The nursery/ study project is still on going, resumes need to be written, WFH jobs need to be researched, etc.
There are no bathrooms. And there will be mosquito's. Lots of them.
Oh and I'm pregnant. Which means bathrooms are kind of a must.
My BIL has assured me he has made a toilet seat of sorts that sits over a hole in the ground so at least there will be no need for squatting while we are gone, but still.
No bathrooms = T is miserable.
I really do enjoy camping and I can rough it with the best of them, but in the "fragile" state I find myself in, the term "convenient facilities" takes on a WHOLE new meaning aka- I need a freaking bathroom every 30 min people!!
And what happens the 3-5 times a night when I have to get up and pee? Normally, I heave myself out of bed, stumble in the dark across my bedroom, barely miss the doorway (usually stubbing my toe then uttering profanities and "hopping" on one foot while Batman sleeps blissfully away unaware of my plight) and finally find the toilet to relieve myself. Only to have to find my way back to my bed and then get into some sort of comfortable position once again so I can get back to sleep. Repeated 5 times.
It could get very interesting trying to perform these same manuevers out in the woods, trying to find the small make-shift toilet that has been hidden behind some bush so no one can see you when you need to take a deuce in the middle of the day. Darkness seems to hid things really well. Really well.
At least it's only for one night.
Pray for me people. This could get very ugly...
I think I'll stop drinking all liquids at noon to prepare myself.

15 comments:

Marie said...

I don't know where you are but please be aware of the heat. I got overheated when we went camping and didn't get over it for 3 days.

I also had pee issues as the bathroom was far away and I was not about to walk to it in the middle of the night. I chose to get my flashlight and get as far away from the tent as I dared and just squat. Not fun! I'm sure if anyone was watching it was quite comical though. I had to hunt for a spot like a dog and then it took a couple of minutes to get in "squat" position, then I had to hold said position for like 3 minutes all the while praying that nothing bit me on the ass.

Good luck. I hope I didn't scare you!

Coco said...

LOL, your a better and braver woman than I am!

Mic said...

Oh for crying out loud - you can't go camping!
I'm so glad it's only one night ... I think you should wake up Batman everytime you need to pee and make him tag along to shoo away the critters!

Amy said...

If you go pee half as much as I do in the middle of the night you are in big trouble. You should go and buy a portable commode that you can put right outside of your tent. I have to agree with Coco you are definitely a brave woman. Good luck!

Alyssa said...

I know how you feel! I'm going camping this weekend, but there are bathrooms. I just dont know how the waking-up-in-the-night-to-pee thing will go..... in a strange place.

Happily Married said...

What a trooper you are! I'd be bailing as quick as possible. My idea of roughing it is Holiday Inn. I'm just NOT a camper! Hopefully you have some good bug spray without the DEET - it was really hard for me to find & mosquitos just LOVE pregnant women! Let us know how it goes. Good luck!!!

Morgan said...

What a "camper" you're being! Lordy T, I'm a prayin girl! LOL! Goodluck and like Marie said..be careful in the heat!

Kind of off the wall question/comment...but I could never shit in a hole in the ground. What if someone comes right after you and then there's your shit, all pretty in a pile for them LMAO! I don't know how you are going to do that, goodluck!

Christina said...

I've been camping once and let me tell you I won't do when I'm not pregnant! I can't imagine you having to get up all those times at night to pee plus you'll be hot an the bugs! I say fake an illness quickly and back out!! (sorry I couldn't be more supportive!)

Tiffanie said...

oh snap! good luck!

Melissa said...

Are you nuts?!

Charlotte said...

LOL, OMG...I can only imagine!! Good Luck T!

Carbon said...

I hope you are surviving roughing it! DH and I have been camping several times, in varying degrees of roughness. I couldn't imagine doing it pregnant!

But, I hope it isn't as bad as we're all imagining. :)

libby-ct said...

Oh my gosh, T. Good luck! You are SO brave to do this! I'm pretty sporty and up for most things, but camping without real bathrooms isn't something I can handle even when not pregnant. You are awesome for trying it! Please tell us all about it when you get back!

Katie said...

Oh my gosh, you are SO brave, Tiff. I can't live without bathrooms and I'm NOT pregnant! I can't wait to hear an update on how this went. :)

Ella said...

Hope the camping trip wasn't too bad!! Can't wait to hear about it :)