Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Stinkin' Success


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?

8 comments:

Me said...

awesome!!! hope she sticks with it for you guys! and oh my WORD both of those pictures are so dang beautiful. you are so in trouble with her in 10 years ;)

omabear said...

Yes, she is BEAUTIFUL :) Growing up so fast, enjoy them :)

Kayla said...

Yay for pooping on the potty! Tryn will also have a new princess movie to memorize:)

Kristy said...

Wow, she is gorgeous! I love the pictures :) and I'm so glad she finally pooped on the potty! Hopefully she'll stick with it!!!

Words/Wonder said...

She is so beautiful. Now you do need to worry about her teenage years...although if she never learned to poop in the potty that might make supervising her dating life a lot easier. Just a thought ;)

Trish said...

lol i just realized my name has been showing up as "me." i do not like this, it is weird. it's changed! whew

Julia said...

Gorgeous Tryn! And way to go!

Anonymous said...

well, what a great idea the movie was. :) Tell her that I am very proud of her!
Kathy