So if you all are my facebook friends.. you know that for the last 6 months my life has been consumed with poop. Not MY poop.. but my Adie Grace's poop. We've been potty training since July and I have been plucking poops out of her panties ever since. She just doesn't get it. I have had FB friends come up to me in real life and ask me if poop is all I ever talk about.
We've tried treats, winning a dollhouse, spanking, dvd's, McDonald's trips, time-outs, letting her figure it out on her own... EVERYTHING we can think of and everything other people have suggested. Peeps have doubted me and wondered if she's really ready.
Wednesday stupid me thought of a brainiac idea.. take away cartoons until she poops in the toilet. And every mother out there knows that taking away cartoons is more of a punishment to the mom than the kid. =/ She doesn't watch a ton but there are a few that are apart of her routine and the kid loves her routine. Anywho...
Only took one day of no cartoons for her to crap in the john. I was nursing Joya at the time and she even took herself in the bathroom and came out proclaiming that she dropped the kids off at the pool.
After I was finished with Joya I went into the bathroom to clean out her chair and low and behold... a turd was in the potty!
We did a little poopy dance and as I was cleaning her up I notice the dog is chewing on something. Get an inkling of what it *might* be so I glance in the toilet and yep, the turd was MIA which only means that the dog was chewing on the prized turd.
He spend a couple of hours outside in the rain and is banned from licking my baby for days. Gross.
But this makes me wonder.. how many times have I been disciplining, taking away toons, giving time-outs, and getting REALLY frustrated with my daughter and she really has crapped in the john and the dog has eaten the evidance?
Just another example of how non-perfect of a mom I am. Ah.
And of course I will leave you with a picture!
My Joya Jae in the tub.
Obviously this picture is before I cleaned off her face. Don't look too closely or you'll see the dried food all over.
I am the baby in my family of 3 kids. I always wondered why my brother and sister were in so many of my pictures. Now that I'm a mom of two I understand. Look at this picture of me trying to take a picture of the babe and her sister pushes her way in the picture. NOW I understand!
My back-to-writing-on-my-blog has started! Hope you are back to being a reader, Darin!!!