Think back to when you were a new parent, up at all hours with your baby and hardly getting any sleep at all. Having trouble remembering? Yeah, me too. It's all kind of a blur. But there is one incident I remember with mortifying clarity.
Just a few days after giving birth, I was so sleep-deprived and disoriented that when I went to the bathroom in the middle of the night, I forgot to lift the toilet lid. And I sat down. And I peed all over the damn place. There was this split second when I thought, "Wait, something here feels amiss -- " but my foggy brain took too long to figure out which crucial step in my bathroom practice I had forgotten.
At least I know I'm not the only one. Okay, none of my friends admitted to this particular bathroom disaster. But they will cop to other crazy, sleep-deprived antics -- anonymously, of course.