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High Praise

So we’ve really been working on potty training The Manimal.

Who am I kidding? Diva Husband, being home all day with the child, has really been working on potty training The Manimal!

At any rate, things are moving right along. Literally.

We’ve discovered that the kid has a thing for Hot Wheels cars, so every time he poops in the potty (we’ve pretty much conquered peeing, except at night), he gets to pick a new “poopin’ car”.

Yesterday, he pooped in the potty not less than FOUR TIMES. And each time there was substance.

I’ve heard of cases where children exert their control by choosing to/not to pee or poop. I’ve never heard of a situation where a child actually SPREADS OUT his poop so he can get more cars.

In related news, I was…ahem, using the facilities when said child walked in and started chatting (Yeah, I’m a mom. There is no privacy in my home.). He asked what I was doing.

“I’m pooping, Manimal. Is that OK?”

“Oh, yeah. Das good. Pooping in da potty is good.”

We acknowledged that pooping in the potty was in the words of the Domestic Diva herself, “a good thing” and I completed my business.

“Lemme see da poop, Mommy.”

He checked out the toilet and said, “Good job, Mommy! I berry proud of you!”

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5 thoughts on “High Praise

  1. Yeah, I know about the no privacy thing too. I’m getting ready to start potty training my 3 year old son very soon and not looking forward to it.

  2. Oh, I’m jealous! Chickie still won’t poop on the potty. :)CONGRATS–you won the animal blankie contest! E-mail me at cbethblog (at) gmail (dot) com so that I can send you a picture of the blankets you get to choose from!

  3. Woo hoo! Nothing like a little bribery to get things rolling! And I love that he is reinforcing your good job too! Nice pooping ElleBee!

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