Mia pees 3-5 times in the afternoons while I'm at work. I come in at 11:45 and let them out until about 12:10-12:15 then get home at 5:30-6 depending on traffic. Before I come in for lunch she is fine and there's never any potty on the potty pad. After I get home from work there's usually 3 or 4 spots of pee. Last night I went to a basketball game and was gone from 6:30-10 pm and she peed once. Pretty much any time other than the morning stretch on workdays that I am gone more than an hour or two, she pees on the pad. Last night she held it from 12 am to 10:30 am (I did not mean to sleep in that late). I started putting out the potty pad because I usually had to work through lunch on mondays to get all our meeting stuff done in time for our 1 pm meeting. But they've moved that meeting stuff to be due on thursday which has made my life easier. She couldn't hold it for a full work day so I put down a potty pad for those days so she wouldn't make a mess. I wonder if it is habit or a health thing? It seems excessive that from 12:15-5:30 she would pee 3 or 4 times. Doesn't it? But other times of the day/night she will hold it just fine. Or I wonder if it is just because she knows the pad is available so she uses it as needed? I don't mind her using it (that's what it's there for) but I'm concerned about the frequency.