Hold the Phone!
You have been telling your child to drop everything and call you so you can help him get to the potty on time. Now he does just that — every time you are on the phone or busy with the baby. Of course, when you race off to join him, he doesn't need to go. What can you do?
Swallow your irritation. Praise his “good intentions.” Be true to the lesson you've been trying so hard to teach: When nature calls, everything else must stop until bladder and bowel have been attended to. Yes, it's hard being a parent. I know. I understand. But just do it.