Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: rural suburban Seattle
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heh heh heh heh. I have so been there are various ages with the three kids I have who are of the age to be toilet taught!
I can't say for sure, but my guess would be one of to things, or both...#1 would be testing the boundaries both w/ his physical ability to hold it or how full his bladder can get before he has to go (how long after he feels like he might have to) and/or #2 kids can control a few things w/ certainty -- eating, sleeping, and toileting, so maybe he's just asserting his control or independence in this way.
I'm no expert, so I imagine someone else could share some more enlightened wisdom about this, but that's what pops into my head.
PS For a while Cole would tell us he didn't have to go in the morning, having not gone for 12 hrs, and then at 8:54 or something most mornings he would finally go, all over his chair at the kitchen table and with a puddle around it. Lily had to be at school at 9:15. So frustrating!
* Holly * rural Seattle suburban SAHM to Elizabeth 11 * Cole 9 * Annie 5 * Blaise 3 * and Urban 2 mos *