Friday, June 15, 2007

Potty Victory!

Okay, so Hannah has been going potty fairly consistently since she got her own bathroom until the last couple of days. And, no pooping yet. So, today I recalled something I read awhile back about a mom using M&M's as an incentive to go potty. I don't like the idea of bribing my children with food, but I've become desperate to have this child potty trained. So today I told her that every time she pees in the potty she gets 1 M&M and every time she poops she gets 3 M&Ms. About 15 minutes later I hear her yelling from the bathroom. I am proud to announce that she pooped in the potty!! I've never been so excited to see poop in my life! We'll just see if this ends up working for good. And then I'll be stuck with how to stop the M&M train. We can't be giving M&Ms out indefinitely. Can you just see her going to school in a few years and asking her teacher for M&Ms after the potty break?!


Boundbrook Lane said...

Hey, Tina. Sounds like we're at exactly the same spot with potty training. Jackson's does pretty well. . I've sent him to VBS all this week in underwear, but on Friday he had an accident. .but overall I was really proud of him! I give him jelly beans for going (1 for #1 and 2 for #2!!!) Seems to be working for now.. . .Good look on keeping Hannah on the "potty train" as Jackson calls it!

Jamie (Collins) Michael said...

Tina...what a beautiful family you have! It has been a long time, hasn't it? As I was looking through your blog I was thinking about way back when - we were in the same SWAT group...'94? Wow! It's good to see you all doing so well!