Friday, July 15, 2011
Anytime my girls want to stop whining and go outside to play in the backyard unsupervised, I make absolutely no move to stop them. Quite the opposite, actually, I give them a nice swift kick as they run out the door.
So in the calm light of the evening, I usually find myself cleaning up the backyard. This time I found an orange bucket with some water in it and a roll of toilet paper beside it. I was understandably confused and my wheels started understandably spinning.
Kayla, my niece who spent a couple days with us this week, was the first on the scene when she noticed my staring. The facts began to spill from her mouth with hardly a breath in between:
"We wanted to make a toilet and Grace peed in it and so did Ruby and I had to really go pee, so I did it too".
You know what? It barely fazed me. I dumped it out and left it upside down to dry while I finished cleaning up the yard.
Such a seasoned mother I am.