marking his territory

We’ve been picking up accessories here and there for the new trailer, which is still up at the dealership having electrical problems looked at. I’ll write a separate post dealing with that eternal saga when it concludes.

One of the accessories we bought last night is a funnel we planned to make our next water tank disinfecting job easier. My four year old son found the funnel today and after Kathy explained what it was for, he decided that he needed to use it to go pee. He took it in the bathroom and proceeded to do just that. Now we get to decide whether to let him have that funnel or clean it and use it anyway, given that it will carry disinfecting solution.

This brings up something strange and interesting that he’s been doing lately, in addition to a constant barrage of “why” questions. Every time we go anywhere, he asks us if he will be able to pee when we get there. All during the drive up to Yellowstone a few weeks ago, he was particularly excited about being able to pee there. I was tempted to tell him that the stone is already yellow.

Has anyone else with small children run into this particular phase of development before?

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