But lately I've been trying to get him accustomed to the fact that people actually go to the bathroom alone by telling him that I need my privacy and by only leaving the doors 1/4 open.
Let's just say it's been an uphill battle. Here's a conversation we had as soon as I walked into the bathroom. Like, I didn't even have the chance to unbutton my jeans yet.
Aiden: [Knocking on bathroom door] Mommy, are you finished with your privacy?
Me: No, Aiden. Not yet.
Aiden: But.... it's taking a long day! (His version of "It's taking a long time!")
Me: I'm almost done. Just count to ten or something....
Aiden: Alright... here I go... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.... Mommy, are you finished yet?
Me: [Trying to pee a little faster] Aiden, you didn't even finish counting to ten!
Aiden: Oh, I forgot! 7, 8, 9, 10!!!
Me: [Still taking care of business] Errr... I'm almost done. Count to ten just one more time.
Aiden: [Counting faster than ever!] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10!!
Me: [Smiling] See, I'm all finished.
At least we're incorporating math skills with peeing. Multitasking at its finest? Oh yea!
Ahh, the joys of Motherhood...