My coworker’s daughter is four. Going to the bathroom has become a newly elaborate ordeal that involves taking off all her clothes, clearing the bathroom of sensitive materials (toothbrushes/toys), and requesting her mom stands outside the door before she goes in.
Recently, there’s been a new development where before she goes in, she hands her mom her favorite joke book and says, “When I’m in there I might want to hear a joke. I’ll let you know. If I do, read me one from in here.”
I’m in love with how in tune she is with what her needs are and how directly she communicates them to others. My wish is for all of us to be as aware of what we want in our lives and teach people how to treat us so we can be the happiest versions of ourselves.