P’s Corner: I Need Privacy Please

Last Fall Paley was going through a big change in personality. Every other day she would either instruct Clem or I that she needed privacy and she would go to her room and close the door or she would close the door to the bathroom. What was interesting, per her teacher, several kids in her class were also going through the same emotional change. Sadly at school the bathroom door has to stay open, talk about embarrassing. At first I was a little worried she was learning a bad habit but I slowly realized that with a 5 year old in the house, the privacy lesson is a good thing. Today she does close the door to the bathroom every time but now if we could only get her to stop asking for permission to go to the bathroom. I guess we just need to suck it up and take it, since she will be doing for the next 13 years in school.