The babysitter sat the toddler on the potty chair. “Concentrate,” she commanded as she scrunched up her face and feigned to push.
The toddler, eager to please, imitated the sounds and gestures. Her tiny face reddened in the process yet she produced no results.
“We’ll try again tomorrow,” reassured the babysitter.
The next day, Mommy and baby went to meet friends at the diner. The two-year-old quickly bored. She fidgeted and became disruptive.
Mommy sat her on the high chair and said, “Concentrate,” unaware the babysitter used the command for other lessons.
Baby scrunched up her face did the deed.