The truth is, yes there are time when you want to talk to someone and have a real conversation that does not involve asking them to use the potty. But, being present with those precious little goose, always makes for some interesting interactions.
Here are a few snippets of a few of our latest tiny talks
Big sister, wiggling around the living room in her new shoes.
Big Sister:"These must be Dancing Shoes, because they make me dance" Me: "yes, blame it on the shoes"
Big Sister: "But Mama I don't know how to dance, so the shoes are teaching me."
Me "Ha, ok"
Big Sister" Mama can I go on stage and dance, so all the people can see me dance"
Little Miss S : "Mama, do you remember when you ate and ate lots of food and then got a stomach ache then turn into a butterfly?"
Me: "No, that was the Very Hungry Caterpillar"
Little Miss S: " Mama, are YOU a very hungry caterpillar?"
Monkey R, doing the I got to go potty dance.
Me: "You need to go potty now!"
Monkey R trying her best to ignore me "I don't need to go"
Me: "Just go, you NEED to go"
Monkey R: "But Mama, my belly muscles are too weak to go potty!!!"
While driving in town, during rush hour, with 3 very loud girls arguing in the back seat.
Me: "Girls you need to be quiet please, I need to concentrate. I don't want to have an accident"
Little Miss S: " NOOOOO Mama, don't do THAT in here, you need to use the potty"
Me: shaking my head "Not THAT kind of accident"