Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ahhhhhhhhh! Gotta go Potty!!!!

“Poopy on the potty! Poopy on the potty!” Bo came running down the hall for the 3rd time in the past 20 minutes. So I scooped him up and headed for the toilet and just like the past 2 times, nothing happened. As some of you may know we have been working on potty training our LAST baby. He has actually been easier than my other 3 were. He has just been struggling a bit with #2. He comes in saying, “Poopy on the potty” while grabbing his buns. So I run to the potty with him and he sits there for 3 seconds and says “Nope, all gone.” He then insists on getting off the toilet. For those of you who know Bo, he puts the most stubborn kid to shame. I have tried to get him to sit there and wait. I’ve pleaded, bribed, threatened and begged. I have tried to reason with him, explaining to him the science of the intestines and digestive system trying to explain it takes a minute to accomplish # 2. But no matter how I put it he insists on hopping off that toilet. Finally, the 4th time he comes running down the hall you can hear the panic in his voice. “Ahhhhhhhh! Poopy on the potty! Poopy on the potty!” he is now shrieking. So once again I rush him to the toilet. Finally there is success and his response is “Oh, there it is.”

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