Ivy, as usual, was the informer – “MOM, there is pee on the carpet” (Of course it was the carpet, it’s always the carpet)
Clara, predictably, denied all knowledge of anything.
Jane when questioned, following her older sisters teachings, blamed someone else: “It was the snowman.”
Me: “What did the snowman do?”
Jane: “It peed”
I was not about to take that info at face value.
In addition to the fact that I’ve never seen a peeing snowman this information was coming from the same girl who earlier told me that, “Dad going to shoot winter.” Jane is not the most reliable source in the household.
But, as I cleaned up the puddle, I started thinking.
I knew the cats were locked in a different bedroom.
The older girls claimed innocence that I had no reason to doubt.
Jane, a much more likely culprit, was wearing a diaper and she only knows how to get them off on her own not put them back on.
The dogs were outside.
John was outside.
I was sure I hadn’t done it…
So, who am I to doubt my little girl. Maybe Jane was right, maybe it was the snowman.
And, if there was indeed a peeing snowman in the house, of course he peed on the carpet – it’s always the carpet.