So I'm taking my 3year old potty the other day. This activity comprises substantial amounts of my time these days. I realize that with all this frequency, I'm not always paying close attention. On this particular occasion as she slid off the toilet I reminded her, as I often do...
"Use the toliet paper, Sweetie"
Now at this point in the game I usually look away, I guess trying to instill some sense of privacy that I can only hope she will one day desire. This time I do look away but turn my head back toward her just in time to see her neatly ball up a hand full of toilet paper from the roll and place it directly into the toilet.
"Just gonna eliminate the middleman there Sweetie??"
Am impish grin breaks across her round little face. In that moment, I know she knows.
You know it would be so much easier to reprimand the child if she wasn't so stinkin cute.
But this time, a burst of laughter on my part and a scarcely firm,
"Do it right, Pinky!"
is the best I can do.