Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I have an announcement to make. And I am just going to say it forthright...I, for the first time in close to a year, got my oldest child to willingly poop on the potty. How, might you ask, did I accomplish this amazing feat? Bribery, of course.
It’s not like this is the first time we have tried bribery though. Not at all. We have promised candy, chocolate, ice cream, the chance to watch a princess movie, the list goes on and on, never with any success. In a desperate measure tonight I said, “Tryn, look at Mommy. Look right at my eyes (this means I am very serious). You need to poop on the potty. You have to. You are a big girl and you have to stop pooping in your diaper.”
Tryn’s answer? “Nooo!! I don’t want to!”
“Trynica, listen, if you poop on the potty I will buy you a new princess movie tomorrow.”
Let’s just say we had success in about two minutes and two people who were jumping up and down with excitement…albeit for different reasons.
Now I have to go to a pawn shop tomorrow, which is the only place that you can find the real Disney princess movies (as they are only re-released every 7 years and the only way to get a legal copy is to buy someone’s used DVD. Ugh! Does Disney realize how annoying that is?! Seriously.) I don’t mind though, I accomplished something tonight that we have been working on for – literally – almost an entire year. I am pretty happy about that.
And isn't she beautiful?