Last night I was sitting in the bathroom with Jack and reading Time to Pee to him. I’ve read this book a million times now and Jack still loves it. There are various books that Jack has in which I tend to change the words around and this is one of those. When I get to the page that says “Boys can stand, girls should sit,” I have always read it as “Boys can stand or they can sit.” It was hard enough to get him to use the potty – I wasn’t about to tell him he needed to stand and pee all over everything!
Thanks to Super Why, Jack is now asking me to point to some of the words in the book and tell me what they say. I did that with some of them, but when I got to that page…well, I pointed anyway and read it the way I always do. Jack corrected me, saying, “It says girls should sit!” as he pointed to each word on the page. My mouth dropped open and I began to ask him questions. Do they have this book at your dad’s? No. What about at (daycare provider) G’s? No. Uh…how did you know what it says? I don’t know.
I’ve confirmed that this book does NOT reside at his dad’s house. Furthermore, I was just talking to the daycare provider last week about various potty books that Jack likes and she mentioned she didn’t have any of Mo Willems‘ books. So…I’m flummoxed. He did draw the word FOOD on his magnadoodle last week(!) but reading? There has to be some other explanation!