I was very good at drinking water.

I drank out of a quart mason jar. All day my jar would follow me around the house. Sometimes it would sit in the kitchen, sometimes by the computer or at the table and sometimes I would end up with more than one floating around, but I always had water at hand.water glass and computer


Jane came bursting through the front door. “MOM! A woolly bear peed on my finger!!!” She was half excited and half horrified. I inspected her finger, (having never been peed on by a caterpillar myself) and sure enough there was a tiny drop of liquid on her finger. I wasn’t sure if it was bonafied caterpillar pee but I told her to go wash it off anyway.

Jane walked into the kitchen, looked on the counter and said, “I’ll just dunk it in here” and then, in a motion so smooth it could only have been born of habit, she reached up to dunk her hand into my water glass.

I’ve been slightly dehydrated ever since.

19 comments on “Dehydration

  1. Lol….mmmm…caterpillar pee 😉

    I know that smooth dunk, too. Kids are gross, aren’t they?! Gotta love ’em, and still…so gross!

    Sanitize the jar and put an EcoJarz or Ball lid on it and drink out of a straw. It’s truly the only way to stay safe from grubby hands these days 😉

  2. Natalie says:

    Oh how I can relate to this. Kids just have no boundaries when it comes to the gross and the weird.

  3. Aishwarya says:

    Haha that was a hilarious post Jessie! I’m still giggling as I type this 😉

  4. djmatticus says:

    Practice makes perfect.
    Oh my gosh, the horror.
    Though, it’s stuff like that which leaves me skeptical of any glass that has been out of my sight for more than a millisecond.

    • Jessie says:

      It’s probably good to have that skepticism… but I’d never drink enough water if I had to go *all* the way to the sink. (What a whiner I am, huh?!) 🙂

  5. I’d take caterpillar pee in the water bottle over a slug in the kettle any day. Yes, that did happen to me – I only discovered the slug after I’d boiled the kettle AND drunk the coffee. Ee-ee-ww.

  6. says:

    uh yes, I’d be going without water after that too! 😀

  7. N. says:

    Hahaha! I would have died, honestly 😂 that is priceless!

    • Jessie says:

      It’s true, I’ve never even seen a glass of caterpillar pee for sale before, priceless is a totally apt word for the situation. 😉

      • N. says:

        Hahaha! Glad to see you’re seeing the humor in the situation instead of imagining what could have been in all the ‘water’ you’ve been drinking 😂

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