*I probably should not have locked C in her room. I was afraid she would get involved in something and we'd miss her naptime window. Keeping her with me in the bathroom could have been another way to handle it.
C's definition of a mama:
A mama is really really really tall (reaches as high as she can), and I run (gets up from the table and runs a circle around the kitchen and comes back) and she catch me, and she cleans and I watch."
I ask her to decide if we will stay 10 minutes or 15 minutes, and showed her I was setting a timer so we would know when to come back home. She chose 15 minutes.*
*This is a new technique I came up with spur of the moment yesterday. Going to Pake and Beppe's house can be an ordeal because it is hard to get C to leave. She loves reading books with Beppe and playing with the special toys they have over there. I'm happy with how well it worked and will use it again in the future.