(One Saturday night, leaving for home from my parents'.)
Me: "Anya, do you need to pee? We are going home and it will take a while before you can use bathroom again."
Anya: "No. Anya don't want pee-pee."
Me: "Are you sure? It will take some time, you know?"
Anya: "Yes, Anya don't want."
Me: "Okay, if you say so."
(In the car. Five minutes after setting off.)
Anya: "Mommy! Anya wants pee-pee!"
Husband and I: *Sigh simultaneously*
Me: "Alright sweetheart, you have two choices. You can either hold your pee till we reach home. It will be another 15 minutes. Or, Daddy can stop the car but then you will have to pee at the roadside on the grass."
Anya: "Don't want (to pee at roadside). Anya will hold pee-pee."
The Husband: "You sure you can hold?"
Me: "Okay. In that case, you hold your pee. If you cannot hold anymore, you tell us, Daddy will then stop at the roadsie for you, alright?"
(Another 5 minutes passed. We were playing her music & movement sings CD in the car. One of her favorite upbeat song came on. I started clapping to the beat, turned around and asked her to join in.)
Me: "Sweetheart, you like this song right? Why aren't you clapping?"
Anya: "Anya no hand; Anya hold peep-pee." (Saying that, she held up her right hand and gesticulate to show that her left hand is covering her crouch.."