Justin was in his room when I had the bright idea to play a joke on him. I called him from my bathroom. When I could hear his little footsteps getting near I flushed the toilet, jumped into the shower, and quietly pulled the door closed.
When Justin was almost to the bathroom I began calling out, “Justie, help.” I repeated it two or three times each time getting quieter until I was silent. I listened. I heard Justin continue into the bathroom calling out, “Mommy? Mommy?” He took the bait and thought I’d gone down the toilet! He turned and took off running for the stairs.
I quickly got out of the shower and pretended to be hanging things in my closet. Justin returned a few minutes later. He walked past the closet door into the bathroom. He stared at the toilet for a long time with a puzzled look on his face. When he came near me again he wrapped his arms around my knees and gave me a big hug never saying anything about what had happened.
I noticed later as he used the bathroom he was standing on his tip toes and a little farther from the toilet than I’d ever seen before!