The Girl Who Cried, "Poop!"*
Once there was a little girl who was learning how to use the potty. She was doing very well, and had even made it through half a day without any accidents, when her mommy did a very mean thing: she put her in her room to take a nap. She wasn't allowed to get out of bed.
While her mommy was feeding her baby brother and trying to put him down for a nap, she called out, "Mommy, I pooped!" Mommy ran into the room to see what had happened, but there was no poop. And the little girl shook her head when offered a chance to go to the toilet.
Five minutes later, she called out, "Mommy, I want to poop!"
And Mommy ran into the room, leaving a wailing baby behind. But sadly, no poop.
This went on for two more times, although one time she just called out, "Mommy, I want to go to the potty."
Mommy grew angry. The baby wasn't sleeping at all. In fact, he was crying and showing the world what Mommy was really feeling.
Once again, the little girl called out, "I'm poopy! Mom! Poop!"
But this time, Mommy ignored her. Instead, Mommy twittered angrily about her annoyances of the day. Mommy fumed. Mommy wanted a nap.
Forty-five minutes later, the little girl banged on her bedroom door. "Mommy, I want out! Let me out!" Mommy, feeling guilty by now, complied.
And then she shreeked.
Poop was smeared on the walls. Poop was smeared on the carpet. And poop was wiped on the blankets.
"I said I pooped," the little girl said, smiling and fluttering her eyes.
* This is mildly gross, but if you made it to here, you probably read it already anyway and therefore this disclaimer is a waste of pixels.