Potty training readiness: I suppose this is a good sign?
This is not really unusual. She often climbs in to retrieve one of her bath toys. What was unusual is that she emerged a minute or so later completely naked. Switching off the blow dryer, I turned to look at her.
Me: Why did you take off your clothes?
Loaf: ::Proudly:: I peed, Mommy!
Me: You . . . peed? Where? In your diaper?
Loaf: Nooooo. Right dere.
::points to tub::
I look in the tub to see a lovely little puddle of yellow pooled on the tubmat close to the faucet. Her sleeper and bone dry diaper are rumpled on the opposite end of the tub.
Me: Loaf, why did you pee pee there?
Loaf: ::ignoring me:: Mommy! I go pee pee!
Me: Yes, I get that part. But why THERE? That’s not the toilet. This ::pointing across the room:: is the toilet. This is where you should pee.
Loaf: Noooooo. Not dere! Here!
The debate as to which bathroom appliance was most appropriate for relieving oneself went for another minute or so before I ended it with a firm “please do not pee in the bathtub again.”
I suppose I should be . . . happy?? I mean, this is a sign of willingness to pee somewhere other than a diaper, right?
That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.
Labels: Adventures in Parenting