Let Me Make this one thing Perfectly Clear
Yesterday was one of those "Lord, give me strength" days with Harry. Here's one example of many... I send George and Darcy upstairs for a precautionary pre-park pee. Harry has been recently, so when he informs me, "I don't have to go pee," I respond with a quick, "Okay, Harry, I'll trust you on that." "I won't go upstairs," he expands, "because I don't need to use the toilet." Thinking he perhaps hadn't understood my idiom, I explain myself. "It's all right, Harry. I know you don't need to pee. You don't have to try again." "Because I don't need to pee." "That's right." Phew. Glad we've sorted that one out. "So I'm not going to go upstairs." "No, you're not. We're going to get our shoes on and go to the park." Let's move on to the next thing, think about the park, shall we? As he sits to put on his sandals, he comments, "I already went pee, and I don't have to go use the toilet." I give him a look. We have, as far as I'm concerned, thoroughly wrung every last ounce of entertainment value from this particular subject. I speak slowly and very, very clearly, my words weighted with meaning. "No. You're not going upstairs, because you don't need to pee. It's all right, Harry. I understand." "I don't have to go pee, so I'm not going to go up-" "All right, Harry!" He subsides. Today it's making me laugh!!