Youngest will only use the following phrase when she needs to eliminate: "MOM, I NEEDA GO POOP." As you read that, make sure you do it in your LOUD reading voice to fully understand the vigor with which she communicates.
Yesterday she yelled this to me from the living room, "MOM, I NEEDA GO POOP." She had a dress on, so I said, equally vigorously, "OK, GO ON INTO THE BATHROOM AND GO POO-POO."
She said, "NO, MOM, I NEEDA GO POOP, NOT POO-POO, AND I NEEDA GO IN THE LIVING ROOM."
I say, "NO, you can go to the bathoom honey. Off you go."
Next thing I know, there's a lot of grunting and straining coming from . . . the hallway.
Time to investigate.
Here comes Youngest, huffing and puffing down the hall, CARRYING her potty, in order to GO POOP in the living room per her request. That I denied.
I say, "Honey, what are you doing?"
She says, "Mooooommm, I REALLY wanna GO POOP in the living room. I told you that two times already!"
Montessori and its "kids are capable" stuff. Really, sometimes it's just too much. 2 year olds moving toilets to eliminate in the location of their choice takes "kids are capable" to a whole new level, doesn't it?
Got any good summer day stories of your own to share today?