The boy has started toilet training and is now able to verbalize when he needs to go for a pee. So that day after his enrichment class, he requested to go to the toilet. So I brought him to a female toilet, while peeing, he spotted the Sanitary Bin…
Son: MeeMee, what is this?
Me: Its a rubbish bin.
Son: Oh… (Proceed to grab some toilet paper and attempt to dump it into the bin)
Me: Its not for throwing toilet paper, my dear. Come, lets go out. (Quickly shuffle him out of the cubicle, hoping he won’t question more)
Son: So what is for throwing?
Me: Erm… Some other rubbish….
A week later, again after his enrichment class, he requested to go toilet. Again he spotted the bin and started “playing” with it.
Son: MeeMee… I know, this bin is for throwing diaper!
Erm… I didn’t correct him, neither did I have the courage to ask him who told him that. *Oppss*. I need to learn how to handle such situation better.
Although the boy know how to verbalize when he needs to pee, he has yet to verbalize when he need to poo. So that day, after poo-ing in his briefs, my MIL is helping him clean up.
MIL: 為什麼大便沒有講. Pa Li Eh Ka Chng (Beat your backside in Hokkien)
Son: (Frantically) MaaMaa, 你… 你不可以打我的屁股… 因为…因为有大便! (You cannot beat my backside.. Cause got poo.)
I hope he is genuinely concern of his MaaMaa and not an excuse for him to escape “punishment”.