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  • Sanah, 3, had recently been potty-trained and took tremendous pride in handling herself through it on her own. During a family reunion, she stepped into the bathroom and Viv, her 1.5 year old cousin brother, followed her. She proceeded to sit on the pot and Viv stood there silently watching her, mesmerized.

    The door was ajar and I happened to be passing. I saw Viv and Sanah together.

    "Viv, this is not cool. You are not allowed to be in here with your older sister. Come outside." I said to him.

    "No, it's okay." Sanah said. "He likes the smell of my potty."

    It was my turn to stand there, mesmerized and completely out of my depth.
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