No really, this post IS about the actual potty. Sort of.
We all know that kids love to dawdle as they conduct their business. No one is better at this than my little boy. He pretty much has a working library, NASA station, lego factory and art center at his disposal, within a few inches of his special potty. It’s in the “little bathroom”. Maybe he feels cozy in there because it’s the half bath without a tub or shower. Once he goes in, I simply sigh and go find something else to do for 20 minutes, like blog! Or laundry!
me: Hurry up sweetie, we have to get going or we’ll be late!
Jack: (doesn’t look up from his etch-a-sketch) We’re always late for something.
me: Ha ha. Seriously, can you move it along?
Jack: How can I move this along. I’m trying!
me: Sorry, okay but just finish up.
Jack: I’m done. I’m just waiting to pee.
me: (I wait a second) Okay? All done?
Jack: I said I’m WAITING to PEE!
me: When, tomorrow? I think you’re done.
Jack: It’s on it’s way. I can tell.
me: Sigh. Seriously, if you have to wait that long, you can probably get up and go again at school. Come on please.
Jack: No. (he gets a look of utter concentration on his face)
me: It really shouldn’t take that much work Jack, it kind of happens on its own when you REALLY have to go.
Jack: Oh I really have to go.
me: Well if we’re late, you can tell the teacher why it happened.
Jack: Mom, you can’t rush a natural body experience!