Before you read the following funny conversation you should probably know that –
1. We have been accident-free for well over a week now, A. is doing great with the potty! (Still use a pull-up at night, though.)
2. We have a heating vent right next to the toilet in the bathroom downstairs. It is really nice on chilly mornings.
3. Yes, it has been chilly enough for a heater (at least in the mornings) this week, even in California.
Oh, and also, if a toddler who just stripped all of her pjs and pull-up off and says “have to go potteeee” while running to the bathroom, you should stop reading your email and follow her in there. Pronto.
A: Mommy. I need hep (help). Pleeease. Need hep.
M: Okay, A. I’m coming.
(As I’m walking through the playroom, is that water I can hear? Think to myself, “maybe she used the stool and got up on the toilet by herself.” See as I come into bathroom, that is not the case. She is standing right next to the toilet looking horrified as she pees down her leg, on the floor. Quickly put her up on the toilet.)
M: I’m so sorry, honey. It’s okay, that is Mommy’s fault for not getting in here faster.
A: Is okay, Mommy. Don’t worry.
(I must say this to them all the time, it is our mantra around here, “It’s okay. Don’t worry.)
A: Mommy, you clean up my pee-pee?
M: Yes, I am. Hold on just a second and I’ll clean you up, too.
A: Is okay, Mommy. I dry my own foot. Yook (Look)! Is all nice an dry and creem (clean)! That’s perfeck (perfect)!
She had her foot in front of the heater and was “drying” it off.
A perfeckly creem foot. It’s okay. Don’t worry.