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A stand off worthy of a spaghetti western ensues in our downstairs loo: 4:”Daddy wipe my botty” Me:”No you’re a big girl now” 4:”DAAADDYY!”

Generally we've been lucky with the way potty training has gone for our children.

When we adopted our son he was already used to using the loo, both during the day and, to our amazement and delight, during the night.

Our daughter was of course much younger when she joined our family.  Even so, the tranition from nappies to pull ups to using the toilet normally went very well.

With the exception of bottom wiping.

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Introducing Grumpydeafgrandad: "Hi Grandad, how are you?" #grumpydeafgrandad: "I'm too hot & the boy hasn't got me a whisky yet!" The Boy (me) happens to be 45. This is going to be a VERY LONG visit.

Table laid, all goes quiet.  This isn't necessarily a good thing, it generally means they are up to something.  For example, I once went out to find Grumpy Deaf Grandad (GDG) instructing our son in how to best to dispatch a rabbit with a spade!

This time, GDG and five year old son are playing 'Titanic'.  Indeed, they are re-enacting the final scene where Jack disappears beneath the waves.  Five year old is Leonardo, GDG is Kate.  At this moment it feels that my life can get no more bizarre!

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