You have been off diapers since you were 1.5 years old but somehow we never got around to helping you stand up to pee. Then one day, you came back with homework from school.
“Ms. Sheryll said I need to learn to stand and do pee pee"
Ok, Ms. Sheryll. Nicely played.
Daddy is travelling a lot. He shows one time but a lifelong habit doesn’t break with one demonstration, does it ?
So Mommy tries to take matter in own hands. I encourage you to stand next to the pot and let go. After 5 secs, you say “not coming Mama” and insist on sitting over. We practice a few times, same response.
Then comes a monster playdate at our home with two boys who are friends from school. One younger, one older. I figure out that both are doing pee pee the big boy way (yes, mommies compare notes on this)
So we try again in the evening today.
Kabbu (after 5 secs) : Mama, it's not coming
Mama: It will
Kabbu: I want to sit and do
Mama: What will Ms. Sheryll say ?
Kabbu: But its not coming
Mama: I promise you it will come. Just stand quietly for 1 min. I am sitting right next to you.
Kabbu: Don’t touch my bum Mama. Potty will come on your hand.
Mama(removing restraining hand on bum): OK
Mama: Both Marceau and Thomas are doing pee pee standing, you see ?
Kabbu: It's not coming
Mama: I promise you, it will come
Kabbu: It’s coming
Celebration. Jubiliation. High fives and hugs.
It was big boy moment alright. I hope I can remember your expression for a long long time Kabbu.
Are you a big boy already ?