or.... I ask DS repeatedly if he has to go to the bathroom before bed/car trip/swim lessons and he says no. Two seconds into the trip/bed/lesson-he has to go RIGHT NOW. Sigh. (He's 4)
My 4-year-old granddaughter does that. Now I just send her to the bathroom to "try" and it usually works, even if she insists she doesn't need to go.
We do that too. It's a rule before we leave the house that they have to at least try.
When you put the food in, plug it in, turn it on, and when your back is turned your DuH wanders through the kitchen, sees that the machine is on (it had a red light on the front) and TURNS IT OFF!!!
I had this problem with a member of my household who shall remain nameless (to protect the guilty). One night, after the kitchen was cleaned up and pretty much shut down for the evening, I decided to clean the sink using the Fly Lady method. You basically fill up your basin(s) with bleach water and let them sit for a little while. Drain, wipe them down and your sinks are all spiffy.
So I filled up one basin and left the other empty in case someone needed to use the sink and went on to do something else. When I came back 30 minutes later to drain it, I discovered it was already empty. I thought the drain plug had malfunctioned, so I did it again. 10 minutes later, I heard a gurgle and discovered household member had pulled the plug. I asked him why he did that.
"Well, the sink was backed up and I was clearing the drain."
Not surprisingly, you have to be careful about how early you preheat an oven because he will see the oven on and turn it off. He's helpful like that.