Lately my four-year-old has been getting us up earlier than usual for morning potty breaks.  Waking up to hearing “I have to poop!” being yelled through the monitor is definitely worse than hearing just the regular alarm because the consequences of not getting up could include cleaning up an “accident” first thing in the morning.  Both my husband and I usually sit up immediately and one of us runs to the rescue.  The other morning I successfully sat him on the potty and in between his grunts this was the conversation we had:

“Mom, why do you look so tired?”

Me: “I just rolled out of bed, buddy.” (the same response I’ve had for the past week)

*pause while he considered this

“Mom? Why do you keep falling out of bed?”