Logic from a three-year-old

Our continued naptime potty training with Ane has its highs and lows. We had a bad run last week, when I must have done three extra loads of sheets. But it has become very apparent to me that she was using the Pull-up as a crutch at naptime, because she really is capable of bladder control for at least a couple of hours. Nighttime is a whole different game, so I’m going to leave that one alone for a while.

But I’ve begun to give her a treat every now and then to reward her for a dry bed. We used to do this when she was initially potty training, and it was pretty effective. And clearly, she remembers the drill.

Yesterday after church, we were getting coats on and packing up all of our stuff when Auntie finally showed up. Youth group had run late, and she’d brought a friend of hers. When she walked in, she was eating a sucker.

“Oh, Auntie, what you have?” an interested Ane asked.

“I’ve got a sucker,” she told her niece.

“Can I have some?” Ane asked.

I shook my head – this wasn’t exactly a candy bar. Auntie told her no, not this time.

“Auntie, why you have treat?” Ane wanted to know.

“Ummm…” My sister didn’t have a ready answer, so Ane filled in the blank with her own logic.

“Auntie, you go potty?”

2 Responses to “Logic from a three-year-old”

  1. Little Cousin's Mommy
    January 26th, 2007 07:31


  2. Matthew
    January 26th, 2007 22:06


    Oh man, these kids are sharp, aren’t they?!