Matthew: "Mommy, I have to go potty."
Angela: "OK, why don't you go into the bathroom and go in the toilet."
Matthew: "Mommy, when you have to go potty, there are options. The options are....that you can go in the litter box, or you can go by the tree."
Angela: "Interesting (laughing hysterially). We don't have a litter box, because we don't have a cat. Your option is to go potty in the toilet."
Matthew: "Uncle Rocco has a cat. I think he is going to be mad."
Angela: "Why is he going to be mad?"
Matthew: "Because the cat puked all over the floor."
Who would have thought that a three year-old could lead such a thought provoking discussion? I was dying when told me there were options. I often feel like he doesn't listen to me. Apparently he is ALWAYS listening - he is just selective about when he responds!