What would you do? SS7 stashing used pull ups...
I'm so beyond grossed out right now. SS7 still needs to wear pull ups at night. We have tried everything but can't seem to make anything stick -- but that's not the issue here. He knows the first rule of the morning is to take off his pull up the moment he wakes up and throw it away. This has been the rule since he was able to do this... Like 3 years old. His 3 year old brother (my BS) knows this and does so as well.
A few months ago I was cleaning out a storage area by our water heater. It's the back of a utility closet in our basement. I found two old, discarded pull ups thrown back there. We confronted SS7 about this and he got some sort of punishment for it. He had no excuse why he did this and our guesses are that he either forgot to take it off one morning and then we woke up and he thought he needed to stuff it somewhere. The other thought is that he had it on before bed, and peed in it (which has been another issue we have had occasionally) so he needed to find a spot to stash it again before he would be scolded for this.
So anyway, I'm cleaning that area out again today. There are now SIX discarded pull ups in that location. I'm sooooooooo soooo grossed out. How do we handle this? Especially since he is doing this to AVOID BEING IN TROUBLE....even though he got in trouble for doing this thing before. I told DH this calls for BIG punishment. But DH is having guilty daddy syndrome because SS has been saying things lately like he doesn't think we love him as much as his mom does, and that he feels like things aren't fair at our house and that his little brother gets everything. I think a lot of this is just a phase, and his big sister filling his head with stuff, too.... And also just finally at that age where he is sensing sibling rivalry and such because he can't actually think of anything that has actually been unfair or mistreatment. Anyway, these are reasons DH is totally going to take this lightly.... And then stepmom (me of course) gets to be the bad guy.
What would you do?