monday morning lessons from my son

Had a rough morning today. My son didn't want to go out with pants that have a zipper or button because he is unable to go to the bathroom on his own. He strongly prefers pants that he can just pull down and then up without adult assistance. Perfectly logical request for a four year old. The manner in which he communicated this request left something to be desired....even if it was effective. It made accepting the request a real challenge. I've witnessed myself and others make this same mistake over the past week.