Today, I want to talk about, the bathroom. More specifically the fact that anyone but Mom can go to the bathroom when they want, how they want and with the door firmly closed.
Here’s how it happens in my house…
‘Nathaniel, do you need to go potty? Mommy needs to go, do you?’
*go to bathroom, begin going to bathroom….*
I HAVE TO PEE PEE I HAVE TO PEE PEE I HAVE TO PEE PEE RIGHT NOW!!!!!!
That happens…all the time. So I decide that I will wait until he’s distracted with a show, toy or game and sneak off quietly to the bathroom. Not .092 seconds after my butt hits the seat he’s in there, watching, asking what I’m doing, why the sky is blue, does poop come out of my ‘gyna’.
Are you a door open with an audience or do you shut the door?
Door open…two or more extra eyes watching you pee or poop and asking you questions or telling you about something that could probably wait until your pants are up.
Door closed…you have to get your stuff done as quickly as humanly possible because you start wondering why it’s so quiet, what are they doing, what did you leave out that he could be getting into…what was that noise?!?!
I’ve tried both ways and there really is no ‘winning’ option for me. For awhile I would tell myself that he would get older and not care but then I finally got pregnant and realized there is another one coming right behind him to do the same thing. Maybe when he wants to have privacy in the bathroom we will pop in just to say hey and what are you doing. Did you clean up your room? Ask anyone to the dance? Oh, you are busy pooping??? Didn’t matter when you were three, what’s the big deal now??