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Laughed so hard I nearly wet myself….no seriously!

p1010086Prior to having my daughter I used to be a bit of a camel when it came to the loo.  Now, I can’t even make it through washing the dishes!

Coughing and sneezing terrifies me and laughing, Oh my god!  I narrowly escaped a very embarrassing moment a few months back when walking home from the pub with my husband.  A giggling fit ensued, I can’t remember over what, but I quickly tied my jacket around my waist, sat down on the pavement (very busy road), used all my powers of concentration and what’s left of my pelvic floor muscles to stop myself, which made us laugh even harder!  I don’t know how, but I managed to make it home.

This isn’t a conversation that I’ve had with many mums. However, over a few beers around the campfire last summer, my sister, cousin and best friend started sharing their stories; one never goes on the kids’ trampoline without a panty liner and the other wears them to her son’s soccer games as she’s too scared to cheer him on without one, which resulted in even more laughter!

I know all about exercises and gizmos that help but I don’t think I’ll be going down that route.  As my daughter continues to develop into quite the character I find myself laughing more now than I ever have and I guess it’s a risk I’ll have to take.

I wonder if they do Huggies in an Adult Size 12.


9 Responses

  1. Hehe…they do Tena Lady 😉

  2. Hi there,
    Your post made me laugh and I’m sure many mums can relate to it but of course there is a more serious side to this kind of thing. A friend of mine was telling me recently that she had found she couldn’t exercise, and was terrified of sneezing while walking, because of ‘soggy knicker syndrome’. She ended up going to the doc and has now had some amazing, minor op by keyhole surgery where they effectively use sticky tape to put your bladder back where it’s meant to be. She is now jogging – and sneezing at the same time – with not an escaped droplet! She said it has literally changed her life and more mums should know about it. So I’m letting you know!

    • Thanks for takng the time to comment. The situation isn’t that bad for me but thanks for letting others know. I had no idea you could have key hole surgery!

  3. OMG! I hate surgery! Wish there was a herbal remedy…

  4. Hee hee…I suppose the odd wet knickers is the price you have to pay for a good old giggle!!

  5. Excellent blog post! Literally had me laughing out loud…luckily…no wet seat -phew!

  6. Thanks for that – made me laugh. (Good job I was sitting down!) The sacrifices we make for our children, eh?

  7. My girlfriend leaves the pub sometimes really dying to go on purpose, i think she gets turned by the thought of her having an accident, once we got indoors and one of her kids made her laugh so much she lost control and wet her tight jeans up her bum and down the back of her thighs right down to her shoes !

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