Originally Posted by queenjane
So, i see your girls are about 2 and 4 yrs old? If your 4 yr old is happily playing with her toys, or maybe your two yr old is napping on the couch (dont know if this happens but hypothetically), and you need to go pee, you round them up and take them with you? Every time? i get that with a toddler (they can get into "trouble" in record time)...but a four yr old? at what point (age) would you feel ok going to the bathroom without taking your child with you?
Ack, don't make her older than she is!
Yeah, Abigail will be 4 at the end of May. Sophia is 2.5 years old. Sophia doesn't normally nap. Neither of them have napped very often since they turned 2 years old. They almost always are playing together. They seem to prefer each other over any toys they have. I don't take my girls to the bathroom with me, they follow me, every single time.
But let's say, hypothetically, that one is napping, the other is playing and I need to go in the bathroom and they're not following me (It's the only room in the house I can't see into from the bedroom or the living area). In that case, I'd put Brittni in her room (yes, my dog and cats have their own room). The cat litter box is in there as well as the cats' and dog's food and water to keep my girls out of them and give my elderly pets their respite from the girls.
and oh yeah, my toddlers (young children?) get into trouble in a nano second. Regardless of the concern about leaving them alone with the dog, I just don't trust either one of them alone ever. Right now they are playing with the bed blanket in the hallway and I can see them, but as I type I keep looking down there and listening to them to make sure they're not doing something like pull all the clothes out of the drawer, laying on each other while the other protests, or whatever they seem to come up with.