Oh ok... ok. Sooo... before the 11yo and I went on our October trip I was searching the web for a discrete method of being able to avoid visiting the park toilet facilities for that still-sleepy pre-dawn tinkle. I came across this thing called (don't laugh) a 'She-Wee' which is basically a funnel and I guess you pee into a bottle or something (gee it would be great to be a bloke sometimes!) but I didn't want to pee into a coke bottle where it would be so glaringly obvious what was inside the bottle. I thought I'd come up with a plan and go back to basics so remembered I used these 'Nappy Sacks' when the kids were babies for putting their dirty nappies in. They never leaked and they smelled nice, tied up nicely and held everything inside etc. So when stocking up on camping supplies for the trip, I bought a funnel, tissues and some nappy sacks. I'd discretely dispose of the nappy bag in the morning in my bin outside the tent and before my morning coffee.
Before heading of on the adventure, hubby and 18 yo asked what I was intending to use the funnel for... so reluctantly I told them... big mistake!
They thought it was really feral of me... well yes but... you know... creature comforts while camping.
So I must say, it was quite a success and I was secretly proud of my little trick of mastery and disguise. So much so, that when we went camping with a few friends over a weekend in early December, I couldn't resist employing my secret invention.
Most of us walked off to the beach on the Sunday but the 11 yo and others his age stayed behind at the campsite... upon our return, my 11 yo... in front of everyone declared "Mum, you had better go and clean that up"... 'brat' I thought... but when I entered our stinking hot tent, I was mortified to find that I had forgotten to dispose of the damn nappy sack! My pee was puddled in the middle of the tent floor and everyone was standing around outside not really sure what to say.
Needless to say I wanted to dig a hole through the tent floor and bury myself alive... along with my leaked tinkle!
When I gingerly cleaned up... (oh the humiliation) and came out and one of the teens made a joke at my expense, the only comeback I could think of was "Well at least I don't pee right next to the tent like you guys"... and to my utter relief, everyone looked away looking guilty and sheepish. My plan to divert the attention from me onto them actually worked... can you believe it?!
No more funnel/nappy sack combo for me... that invention was a bomb!