Recently, I explained to the boys about bathroom emergencies. Things work well at home when you can go to the bathroom at will. But what about at school–during rest time when you’re supposed to be quiet, or during carpool when you have to stay in line? What if you have to go? I remember that fearful feeling as a child, when obedience and manners seem more important than listening to your own physical cues.
I told the boys that sometimes there are emergencies and all teachers understand this. You will not get in trouble for having a poo-poo emergency. Your teachers want you to make it to the bathroom–believe me.
So now it isn’t uncommon to hear them running to the bathroom at home, giggling that they are having a pee pee emergency.
This morning Matthew approached me and issued this sage advice, “Mommy, emergencies are pee-pee, poo-poo, and a fire inside your house”.
Or even worse–all three at the same time.