DS will be 5 in April and has been potty trained for a goood long while now. But he *still* waits until the very last second to go potty, even though he'll be dancing around for a good 45 minutes and it's obvious he has to go. When we suggest going, he denies it up and down, even while he's holding himself. It's crazy-making.
Very, very rarely he just barely makes it and gets a little pee on his underwear which upsets him very much. I'm not sure how much more talking I can do along the lines of listening to our body and "see, if you didn't wait until the last minute this wouldn't happen". He has a stubborn streak a mile long, and I know it's a power struggle with him.
There's also the issue of asking him to go potty before we go for a long car ride or something, you can imagine how he responds to us asking him to just try and see what happens. He will almost always go when we finally get him to try and then DS and I laugh about it. It would be nice if the preceding conversation about going in the first place was as light-hearted.
He has no issues whatsoever at day care, but I bet it's because the day is so routine-based and everyone else is going too, so it's not as big a deal. Plus, it's no fun to have a power struggle with teacher, that would go nowhere.
I've been told "it's a boy thing", but I'd like some more helpful responses. Anyone?