There's really no delicate way to discuss this...so here goes:
When do kids wipe their own butts?
Because my 3 year old? Sits on the pot and yells at the top of his lungs, "I'M DOOOOOOOONE. COME WIPE MY BUHHHH-HUTT!" (yep, the word butt is always at least 2 syllables when he screams it.)
Yeah. Lucky me.
The thought never entered my head to have him attempt this feat on his own. That would be a poop nightmare of prolific proportions, I would imagine. Ummm..."chocolate" covered hands, fingers and/or walls is not my idea of fun. Thus the habit of dropping
the bon-bons everything I'm doing at any given moment as if Middle were the Unruly Dictator and I the Lowly Servant merely put on this earth to go running to him as he's perched on his throne, arm outstretched, toilet paper in hand, whenever he beckons.
Then we went on vacation. And I observed my friend's tactic. She had her 3 year old wiping 3 times and then calling for mommy or daddy (preferably daddy, of course. She's no dummy.) to come and "inspect".
[Sarah slaps hand to her head and exclaims, "Now why didn't I think of that?"]
Besides the fact that Middle's preschool teacher probably wouldn't appreciate his shrieking voice commanding her to "COME WIPE MY BUHH-HUT", I now feel less like a freakin chambermaid.
I'm definitely still the Lowly Servant of the Trenches though.
But really, fellow mommies, aren't we all?