One of the joys of motherhood is being able to distinguish the meanings of different cries that your child makes. They might be hungry, frustrated, wet or in pain, and only you can tell the difference. It’s like being a cryptographer, and parenting is much more exciting when you think of yourself as a cryptographer.
Nati has developed a new one recently. It’s not so much a cry as a mixture between a yell and a wail. He’ll be playing nicely, then freeze in place and, “AHHHHHHH! AHHHHH! AAAAHHHHHHHH!”
This cry means, “I am peeing on the floor!”
In the last week or so, he’s gotten pretty good at telling me if he has to go to the bathroom. However in the last few days, he’s also taken an interest in underwear. The underwear are a problem. They must add the security he’s used to with a diaper so he doesn’t think about telling me when he has to go potty. The result is…peeing the floor.
So far, I have found only one solution to this problem.
Lucky for me, Nati loves being naked.