Every school day when the girls and I get home in the afternoon, I look through their lunchboxes for the art project of the day and to find the report from their MDO teacher. Pretty much every day it looks like this:
Occasionally, if they haven't been feeling well, the note might say they picked at lunch or didn't take a good nap. Thankfully, for both us and the teacher, those days are very rare.
However, one part of their daily report is exactly the same, without fail.
My kids have never pooped at school. Not even once.
Once I started thinking about this phenomenon, I realized how little Addison and Mackenzie actually poop somewhere other than our house or my mom's. It is not often. I can easily count on my two hands the number of dirty diapers I have changed in store or restaurant bathrooms. Granted, we aren't out and about too often, but we aren't exactly homebodies either.
I have gone off without my diaper bag numerous times, but unlike some people I know, I don't freak out and turn around to go get it. Now I realize why...more than likely, my girls won't have diaper explosions while we are away from home.
It's becoming clear to me that they just might have issues pooping in public.
Now, I don't want to go into too much detail here, but have you ever heard the expression "They get it honestly"? Around here, we say it when referring to something a child does that is just like their parents. It's a trait they get 'honestly' from one parent or the other.
Let's just say that Addison & Mackenzie get this poop thing honestly...especially from their dad. We have had to rearrange plans on more than one occasion to accomodate someone's issues with public restrooms.
If the girls really have inherited this...quirk...potty training should be lots of fun. We won't leave the house for months!