We are trying a new approach to the potty training. Because Daniel is succeeding and I refuse to let my friend's just-turned-two-year-old beat my almost-three-year-old.
Really, whatever motivation I can pretend to have!
Anyway, this morning, we are using Peanut Butter M&M bribes.
I took off his diaper from bedtime, and told him he had to go pee. He resisted, and finally did, I helped him put big boy underpants on.
20 minutes pass...
Mom: OK, it's time to go pee.
Z: NO! I don't want to.
Mom: Do you want one of those? (Peanut Butter M&M)
Mom: Then you pee potty.
Zachary goes to bathroom, but still needs Mommy to help with underpants.
Mommy gets Zachary one Peanut Butter M&M.
Zachary eats it.
Mom: OK, go get your underpants on.
Zachary sits down to put underpants on, and doesn't even get a foot in it.
Z: Uh-oh, I need go pee.
Zachary goes in bathroom alone, pees, and comes out.
Z: More M M.
Mommy hands Zachary an M&M. He pops it in his mouth, and runs to bathroom.
Z: I need go pee.
Mom: No no no, that doesn't count.
Zachary stops dead in his tracks.
Mom: You can go pee, but no more treat. You need to wait a few minutes, then go pee, then get treat!!
Zachary walks to living room, disheartened.
Mommy spends 20 minutes blogging this story. As she re-reads it, she hears the barstool move across the kitchen floor.
Mom: NO!! No M&Ms!!
Mommy runs to kitchen to keep plan from being foiled!