Friday, August 29, 2008

The Turning Point

There are many moments worthy of celebration in potty training. The first successful go. The first time they take themselves. The first dry day. The first dry night.

But the really critical moment--the one where you know it's going to take this time--is when they realize that they have latched on to the universal excuse.

Chores too tedious? I gotta go potty!
Bedtime too early? I gotta go potty!
Church service too long? Older siblings too pesky? Gotta go, gotta go, gotta go.

Smart children learn to ration this precious commodity so that the grownups cannot thwart this new scheme.


Steve said...

I try not to use this excuse more than twice a day at work.

Rachelle said...

Yes, just tonight I heard it used when it was bedtime. "Sire. Go ahead. Stay in there all night."

Oh and I saw WonderGirl today. It was all I could do not to throw my arms around her and wrestle her into a contingency contract should I ever have another baby.