Today's 2 year old class had two trial students. Both trial student's mothers had babies less than a year old with them. The babies were fine and the kids were great so class went well. After class one of the mothers was changing her baby (among the kids jumping on the sofa- as you do.) and her 2 yo said he needed to wee. She was in the middle of things so I offered to take him (thinking he'd probably refuse as we'd met for the first time an hour ago) but what do you know, he grabbed my hand and off we went. (It's that sparkly personality I tell ya) As we went through to the loo I heard the mother asking my boss if it was ok and my boss reassuring her I have two kids and not to worry.
Get to the loo and realise this is a boy child.
Hmmmm, they have dangly bits I've never potty trained....
Vaguely remember my friend H's little boy sat down to pee when he was learning and asked my little friend if he could sit down and pee.
Got him on the loo and all was going well. Bit worried about the angle of the dangle but stream is heading south so no problem.
Standing there waiting and thinking how fascinatingly complicated this little boy toilet business is.
He did his thing and I handed him some TP and helped him off the loo.
His pants are saturated.
All down the back.
How?? We made it on time and I checked he was peeing into the toilet...?
There is a huge puddle on the floor. Seriously huge. This kid has an incredible bladder. Could pee for Japan. Bit of investigative work and I figured out our problem. Poor kid had peed a lake through the gap between the toilet seat and the toilet bowl. It had then soaked through his pants and settled on the floor.
He was saturated.
I was mortified.
I had to go back to his mum and explain. And apologise. And she didn't have a change of clothes for him so he had to go home wet. And I had to clean the toilet floor. And did I mention he was a trial lesson kid?