I paint my toilet almost everyday. My toddler is in the final stages of potty training. At least once a day she refuses to use the toilet until it’s been painted, “I want an orange potty!”
So, I dip my imaginary paint brush into the bathroom sink and then make brush strokes all over the toilet. Then she climbs up and does her business.
Sometimes, she doesn’t want Dora’s picture on her undies, she wants her friend Otto’s picture. So, I pull my pretend pen from my pocket and draw Otto’s face over Dora’s.
Sometimes, I just want her to get out of the car already. We end up in a power struggle and she cries and screams and I am still in the driveway. It’s best for both of us if I throw her a magic rope so she can climb down herself.