the art of doing your business

It was dinner time early last week. Alice, as always, hopped out of her seat approximately 90 seconds into the meal and loudly declared, “I have to go potty!” 

Time passed. Lots and lots of time. During this time, many rather un-toilet-related sounds were coming from the bathroom. Singing, talking. . .

Then more singing. . .

And lots more talking. . .

Eventually, I decided to go in. Seriously, how long can it take for a skinny four-year-old to empty her bladder?

The Mama: What are you up to, Alice?

Alice: I was just doing my business. I just put that (points to a toy flagpole from her pirate ship) in the tub, and took that (points to a floating magnet block toy) out, and took out that boat (points to boat with attached balloon “motor”), and blew it up a few times, and put it back in, and . . .

Yes, Alice. You were clearly just doing your business.

About The Mamahttp://kidlingville.comProfessional talker, editor, emailer, problem solver, adjunct lecturer, blogger, and mother to the brilliantly absurd Kidling.

6 thoughts on “the art of doing your business

    • Don’t tell me things like that. I want to hear, “Oh Christine, by the time they turn five they have a full understanding of right and wrong, they stay focused and accomplish tasks, and they are self-possessed and don’t let silly little things get them down.”


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