We are on vacation in Cape Cod and this morning I woke up to the sound of baby dinosaurs hatching from their eggs. Right outside my window. Now obviously, I could be wrong. But I’m fairly certain about what I heard. I mean, I saw “Jurassic Park” after all.
So despite baby Tyrannosauruses clearly running about, we head off to the beach. My bravery astounds me.
As soon as we get there, I have to go to the bathroom at which point my father informs me that there is no bathroom. Which means either I can hold it for 4 hours or think of a plan B.
So after everyone heads down to the beach, I lock myself in the car and proceed to pee in our kids’ portable potty.
Oh yes I do.
We have tinted windows so the idea just seems genius.
Until I realize some of my pee is inadvertently going on the floor mat.
Of our NEW Toyota Highlander Hybrid.
Well, at least I have baby wipes to clean this up.
Except, oh that’s right. I left them in New York.
Think Kelcey think.
A few napkins stuffed in the center console save me and I join my family on the beach. Of course, I act all nonchalant like it’s no big thing to pee in your car.
And then a few hours later, I have to pee again.
But this time, I smarten up and take a lengthy walk through the dunes of the Cape until I find a nice private spot, free of people, floor mats and baby Tyrannosauruses. Mission accomplished.
Then in the late afternoon, we gather our stuff to leave and my nearly 5 year-old daughter Dylan announces that she has to pee.
At which point, my husband says, “Oh look, there’s a bathroom right over there.” Yes, while I was squatting in Toyotas and beach dunes, there was a perfectly good, adult size portable potty sitting right there, available to the entire public. A bathroom my father had somehow never noticed before in his 35 years of living on Cape Cod.
Thanks dad. xo
Addition: Because so many of you are asking… I didn’t go in the water because we were on the bay side at very low tide so I would have had to walk way way out. Plus, the water was FREEZING and I hate being cold more than I hate having to go to the bathroom.