It's Foster Care Fortnight so really I should be posting something heartfelt and yet insightful about fostering, but after surviving our recent camping trip relatively unscathed, together with all the effort of packing/unpacking/packing/unpacking that comes with it, not to mention a massive laundry pile, I just really don't have the energy.
So, yeah, fostering is great - you should definitely give it a go. That's all I've got.
In the meantime, here is a handy list of things that the urgently uttered phrase "I need a wee!!" might really mean in our house these days:
I really need to distract you!
I don't like the way this conversation is going!
I don't want to sit at the table to eat my meal!
I don't want to do what you just told me to do!
I'm hoping the implicit threat of wet pants will make you stop the whole 'time-in' thing immediately!
I want to get out of the pram!
I want to get out of the car seat!
I don't want to go wherever you want me to go!
I really want to sabotage someone else's attempt to have a wee because it's a competition of course!
I was hoping this strategy would work but forgot I already had my bedtime nappy on!
Very occasionally it might also be a signifier that somebody actually does want a wee, but I've never yet been wrong in predicting when that actually is the case. So if you see me out and about, adamantly refusing to let a cherub-faced toddler go to the toilet despite insistent requests, please don't call Social Services!