yes, it’s natural
and yes, everyone does it
but not in meetings
The wee one has developed a propensity for saving up his poopin’ prowess for when we’re out of the house.
He came with me to a meeting about some freelance work: 5 minutes into the meeting – poop.
He stayed with Daddy at work while mommy went to the doctor: 5 minutes into visiting Daddy’s office – poop.
He went to the dentist this morning for an "orientation" visit (to just meet everyone and see the equipment, before we go for the cleaning next week): 5 minutes in the waiting room – poop.
This is not counting the urinating on the floor at the vet’s office.
You might think he’s just a nervous kid, pooping at the mere thought of meetings or doctors. But I don’t think that’s it. This is a gregarious, walk straight up to strangers and strike up a conversation (!) kind of kid. He doesn’t really get nervous.
You might also think this is a potty-training thing. But we’re not pushing the potty at all. He’s wearing pull-ups and gets stickers if he goes in the potty, but that’s it. We’re trying to be low-key about it, so he doesn’t get all weird about it. Right.
So anyway. My kid needs to be in public to poop. Does that sound like a Maury show, or what?