You remember the SIL from the last post?
Her daughter is in the midst of potty training. We got home from an outing and SIL asked daughter is she had to go pee. Daughter said yes. So, off to the potty they go and daughter had a toy with her. SIL puts her on the potty, hangs up a towel, and goes back in to see if daughter had gone. She hadn’t. This is the conversation:
SIL: Do you have to pee?
D: Yes, I do
SIL (in an angry tone): Then stop playing and go
D: Ok, mommy
(waiting, waiting, waiting)
SIL (now in a p.o.’d tone): Daughter stop playing. Do you have to poop?
It’s ok if you do
D: No mommy, I have to pee. I do (she’s kind of crying/whining at this
SIL (same tone): Daughter I’m going to count to 3 if you don’t pee by
then you are getting off the potty
D(crying now): NO MOMMMMYYYYY, I have to go. I do
D: Mommy I can’t go
D: Mommy I have to go, I do
D: I’m trying
SIL: 3. Ok Daughter you had your chance. I don’t want to hear in a half
hour that you have to go either.
Daughter was left crying at this point. I wanted to yell to SIL, “What the hell does it matter if she wants to sit on the pot? Nobody else has to go?! Let her play if she wants. For crying out loud, what are you the potty police?!”
We left them after the weekend and I had a good time for the most part, but I really don’t understand why my SIL has such issues with touching and hanging on the potty. It just irritated me to the core.