Well, the potty training is moving right along. I have reduced the number of M&M's to four per pee and make Baby Girl sit on the potty quite a while so that she is not eating an entire daily diet of M&Ms. She got mad when I initially told her she gets 4 instead of 5. Now, I tell her she gets "Quatro" instead of "four" and she is PSYCHED! She has had no pee accidents since the weekend, so I think that's good.
Here's the dilemna: I think I have totally freaked her out about pooping. The last time she pooped in her pants (Monday) it was, by far, the worst ever! I MAY have freaked out a little bit. Not much, but I think she is now afraid to poop. And it is all my fault. Baby Girl eats a lot of fruit every day, so I am quite surprised that she hasn't done the deed since Monday. She has always been a regular child, if you know what I mean. I have asked her if she needs to go but she always says no.
A friend of mine suggested that I go to the Dollar Store and buy a bunch of 6 for $1 toys, wrap them in tissue paper and put them in a bowl. Then, everytime she poops on the potty, she will get one. The idea is that she gets excited about the surprise and it will eventually steer her away from food rewards. Well, I don't need to go to the Dollar Store. When we moved here, we kept half of her toys in the basement because I thought she had way too much stuff. I figure I will find all the small stuff and wrap it up. She has long forgotten these toys anyway.
I thought I would pump her up this morning about the whole pooping thing. I need to leave the house this morning as we haven't left since Sunday and I just KNOW that if there is pooping to occur, it WILL be at the Super Target.
"Hey Baby Girl, do you need to go poop on the potty?"
"No thank you, Mommy."
"Well, guess what, when you poop on the potty, you are going to get a surprise!"
"A SURPRISE?!?!?! Is it candy?"
"Is it applesauce?"
"Is it PUDDING?"
"Is it butter? I love butter!"