Background information: Lately Anja has developed the habit of holding her pee in, waiting until the need to go is urgent and she can barely make it to the potty. This has resulted in a slew of recent accidents.
Today, we arrived home from preschool pick-up. Anja keeps dropping to the floor in a position that leads me to believe she’s straining her bladder again. I tell her to go pee. She assures me that, no, she doesn’t have to go.
Me: Just know that if you have another accident, you will be receiving a spanking and a time out and time in your bed.
Anja: I will not cry when you spank me.
Me: Okay. Will you cry when you have a time out?
Anja: I will not cry when you spank me. I will not cry when I have a time out. I will not cry when I have time in my bed.
Me: Okay. But if you have an accident, YOU will be the on cleaning it up. I’m sick of it.
Anja: Well, THAT could be pleasant.
I have to turn away at this point because I’m laughing.