I caught Anjali having a private straining moment 3 times yesterday. Out of nowhere I see this little thing turn bright red. I got a little freaked out at first because I didn't see the initial holding of the breath move. I caught her in the pushing until bright red stage. Aren't we taught not to push? Well she didn't get the memo. I guess I need to send it to her first. Anyway, watching the process is quite interesting. Here was the process I saw...
1) Take a deep breath.
2) Hold that deep breath.
3) Push the sphincter muscle down...
Note number 3 might cause redding of the face.
4) Relax the face and repeat as necessary.
It was quite cute to watch.
Until I did the math. She didn't push 1 time or 2 times but 3 times.
3 pushes equals a sink wash down, a trip to the laundry room, and an hour of lost time.
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