I might have failed to mention that we would be visiting my family this weekend, and somehow I convinced my husband to travel earlier than usual for this short trip. As he worked and I drove, the boys watched DVDs, until Evan needed to go to the bathroom. Then he would tell us that he needed to use the potty Right NOW, so I was forced to drive 90 mph to find somewhere to pull off so that he could do his business. Amazingly he did this twice. (November and December were hard months for potty training when we had to give in and have Evan wear a diaper on trips, which was sad for everyone.)
We pulled off the freeway to start our jaunt through the city.
Evan: We’re almost to Papi and Grandma’s house, Seanny! Uh-oh! Seanny is sleeping! Wake-
Me: It’s ok, Evan. Seanny didn’t sleep when you slept. He’ll wake up when we get there.
Evan: Look at the cactus! Papi and Grandma have cactus at their house! They’re sharp! Ouch! (Different story with an uncle involved.)
Me: Yup! Good job, Evan!
Evan: Look! It’s a bridge! It goes over water!
Me: Yes, when it rains, the bridge will be over water.
Evan: Hey! Look at that playground! I want to go there!
Me: Next time. We’re still away from Grandma and Papi’s.
Evan: Look, Mommy! A garbage truck! It’s scary! It’s scary to me! But we’re safe in the car!
Me: Garbage trucks only get garbage, not little boys.
Evan: They make loud roars! Roar!
Me: Yes, they do.
Evan: Look! The light is green! Go, Mommy, go! Hey! Look over there! It’s a tree with a bird in it! Look at that! It’s a purple cactus! (The creative bus stops) Hey, look at that! It’s a water fountain! What does that say, Mommy?
Me: What does what say, Evan?
Evan: It says, “Happy Halloween!” I like candy corn! Can we get candy corn? We need to get candy corn for Grandma!
Me: We’ll see what we can do. Grandma made you M&M cookies.
Evan: MMMMM! I like those! They’re yummy!
Me: She made them just for you and Sean.
Evan: Uh-oh! I went potty in my pants!
Me: Oh, no.
Evan: I forgot to use the potty! (pause) Mommy! You forgot to pull over, so I could use the potty!
Me: Evan, why didn’t you tell Mommy you needed to go?
Evan: I did! I told you we needed candy corn!
Silly, Mommy. You should have known that was code for Evan needs to use the potty.