ah, 5 yr olds. she hates to be alone in the bathroom wheras I would kill to be alone in the bathroom. Not often possible in this house of 4 girls one boy and ONE bathroom. I get up at 5 AM just to get in the shower. and the bathroom door should not be locked while taking a shower since 5 other people need to get in to use the toilet and brush teeth (ha that's funny -- who does that??).
9 yr old is trying to explain that in September 5 yr old will have to potty alone ... in her own stall at school. oh, the tears are flowing like a river which just eggs the other girls on. but we do put the FUN in dysFUNctional.