What Happened between 7 p.m. Last Night and 5 a.m This Morning
Gave Calvin his medicine. He should start getting sleepy around 9.
Put Calvin down to bed. Tell Kristy I’m tired and want to go to bed early.
Finally get to bed.
Kristy looks at the NestCam one last time and informs me that Calvin pooped in his room.
I tell her there’s no way.
She asks why I didn’t get alerted–didn’t I setup alerts to my phone?
I did setup an alert and I did get an alert. However, after reviewing the footage, I see that he did it just after 9:15, so when I got the alert, I made the faulty assumption that I triggered the motion sensor when I put him down.
There’s poop in his room, but I don’t want to get up. The shitty dad in me just wants to stay in bed and leave it for the morning.
Kristy says I need to go down now, and she’s 100% right.
I go into his room, clean up the floor, tell him to wash and there is some poop on his sheets. We have a second waterproof mattress cover on his bed for just such an emergency. I bring the sheets upstairs and put them in the laundry on sanitize.
My eyes pop open and brain starts churning. I put on Moby Dick on Audible and try to fall back asleep.
Too much to do, might as well get up.
I look at my phone and realize that it’s on Do Not Disturb. Calvin has been up for 30 minutes and pooped again. I remotely unlock his bedroom door and he gets out and onto his computer. I go downstairs to clean up. It’s on his waterproof cover, so that comes up. I take it upstairs for another sanitize cycle.
I tell him to lock his bedroom door. He grabs a zip-tie from the bag to zip-tie his door, but two more fall out. He slowly and methodically picks them up off the floor, turns them around to align them. squares them up, puts them all back in the package, then pulls out the one he originally got out.
He puts the zip-tie around the door handles and feeds it through. It’s backwards, which he realizes, so he flips it around and does it perfectly.
Go into his bathroom and realize the toilet is clogged. Dodged a bullet here. If he had gone in there, he’d flush it until it overflowed.
Can’t find the plunger and so I go upstairs to look for it. Leave the basement door open to make sure he doesn’t go into the bathroom while I’m looking.
Calvin is up and settled for the morning. He’s watching videos in his living room and locked out of his bedroom. He shouldn’t get into any more trouble this morning.
Scrap everything I planned to work on this morning, and instead start working on fixing the alerting from last night and this morning to make sure I don’t miss them again.