Mari used the words ‘potty time‘ more as a way of getting what she wanted or getting out of something she no longer wanted to do. Whether it was doing an activity she was tired of doing or if she simply wanted to get out of her room because she wanted to do something else. She’d say, “Let’s go potty” as a way of saying, “I’m done now.” It’d bring a little smile to my face or one of her teacher’s because we knew she probably didn’t really have to go potty but we had to take her there anyway.
I was looking forward to the day that when she said ‘let’s go potty’ that she really meant she had to go. However, that day may never have come while she was still alive but it did leave us all with memories that can now bring us smiles instead.