“Ella, do you need to go potty?”
“No, I’m going to hold it.”
“Ella, you better get in that bathroom, missy.”
“No, I don’t have to.”
“Ella, if you don’t go sit on the potty right now, you’re going to have to take a nap.” (Yes. Yes I do threaten my children with naptime.)
“Okay…” tumtumtumtumtumtum to the potty
Panic. “Mommy, someone didn’t flush!”
“Ellabear, just flush it and then go potty.”
Another scream of panic.
“Ella, just use another bathroom then.”
tumtumtumtumtumtumtum to the second bathroom
Cries and more panic.
“But, there’s no toilet paper in this one!”
tumtumtumtumtumtumtum back to the first bathroom
Screams. Screams. Screams.
The next 10 minutes were spent cleaning up the puddle o’ tinkle.