Michael completed his toilet training some time ago with almost no accidents. So much for boys being bad at this. This process has given me some unexpected insights. It’s actually relatively hard for boys to aim with any accuracy but I am amazed how much easier it is for small boys to wee in public without wetting their clothes than it is for small girls. I suppose I knew in theory but I never really expected to know in practice in quite so much detail.
A friend (mother of two daughters) tells me how she had a little boy to stay and after he had been to the bathroom, it was soaked. He had stood at the toilet but every time he heard a noise outside the bathroom he had twirled around to see what it was and sprayed liberally as he turned.
Too much information?
We stayed with some friends recently – 2 boys but only one trained and v v houseproud, one might say paranoid, parents…. Every time Ned went to the loo they rushed in with the mop after him. I have to say I occasionally notice a wet patch on the floor and absent mindedly wipe it up with some toilet paper but I didn’t think it was THAT big an issue!,. it left me feeling somewhat chastened….
being in rented accomodation, and with a carpeted bathroom, you can imagine what our bathroom is like.
gp-they’re mad, don’t sweat it!