Why in the world?

Does this kind of conversation happen at anyone else's house?

My daughter: Mommy, I have to go potty!!!
Me: Okay, honey. Go.
Daughter, now hopping in place: But I have to go reallllllly baaaad!!!!
Me: Okay, then. Go. Go right now.
Daughter, now sitting. On the floor: But I have to goooo!
Me: I know you have to go. So go, honey.
Daughter: But I have to go really, really bad.
Me, completely exasperated: Ella, I know you have to go potty. You're five. You're a big girl. You don't need mommy's help (she doesn't). So, you'd better get in there before you have an accident. Go.

And finally she heads to the bathroom.


This seriously baffles me. And it happens regularly. It's like she has to give me this three-minute-long frantic announcement every time she has to go potty.

1 comment:

  1. Jan. 24, 2007 - Untitled Comment
    Posted by MicheleinNZ
    My daughter is just like that. She'll stand there with her legs crossed, telling me she has to go really bad. And I'll be like "then go!!" I have no idea why this is. So apparently it's not uncommon. I'd be interested to know if this is just a girl thing or if it happens with boys too.


    Jan. 25, 2007 - Untitled Comment
    Posted by Corin
    WOOHOO!!! I'M NOT ALONE!!!!!!!! LOL!

    Count my 4 (almost 5) year old son in amongst the goofballs!


    Jan. 25, 2007 - LOL!
    Posted by Sandi
    I remember a few of those with my now 6 your old. Haven't a clue either?

    With my 3 year old I am the one doing all the talking about going potty...he isn't interested. :o)


    Jan. 27, 2007 - Untitled Comment
    Posted by Anonymous
    My six year old daughter, who's been potty trained since age 3, STILL does this. We call it the potty dance. She just wants me to come with her, because the bathroom is a scary place. :)



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