Friday, October 19, 2007

Hooray for POOP!

What you are about to read will hopefully amuse you. If you don't have kids, not so much.

I just wanted to share that Emma went poop on her potty for the first time today. After refusing many many times, I finally managed to get her to try with a lot of sweet talking that may or may not have included upping the M&M mini allotment for a numero dos. I may have done a rousing cheer or two. And stickers... lots and lots of stickers.

Yes, I bribe my kids. Shocking but true. I basically consider bribing my child to poop as a hostage negotiation.

"Send out one of the hostages as a test of good faith, and we'll see about sending in that chocolate you have on your list of demands! If you let all of the hostages go unharmed to the designated area, we'll thrown in a trip to Dairy Queen in an unmarked vehicle!"

I'm all for negotiating, but it's better to have it end on my terms, right?

It's all good in the 'hood. Plus I get an ice cream out of the deal, too. ;)

16 comments:

wolfbaby said...

ROLF yeah i totally subscribe to the method of bribary... totally.. for cookie the deal ended up being letting her call everyone and tell them/talk to them and going bye bye... of course now that we go bye bye she screams at the top of her lungs if i try and put pull ups on her just in case and she has to go potty at all the furstrating moments;P

personally i think she just wants to see everyones bathrooms *grin*

Daddy Forever said...

I don't know if my wife has ever bribed my kids into pooping, but the oldest has pooped on the deck, on the kitchen floor, and in the sink.

Pamela said...

thank you for not posting a picture of it. I've come from two other blogs that had wild animal scat photo's ... that you could click and make bigger.

I bribed my kids to poo in the potty to. Skittles, M&M's and Marshmallows. I head boys like to aim at the marshmallows.

Mr. Fabulous said...

Hey girl!

You might want to check out my post today.

And then you might want to send me an email.

Just sayin' :)

MamaLee said...

I believe in bribery as well. Hey, there are consequences to their actions, and some of those consequences are chocolate-filled!

xoxo

~Virginia~ said...

I've always been a big supporter of bribery! Congrats to Emma! :)

Marie said...

Congratulations!!! Go look at Fab's blog!!!

Mert said...

Well, it's good to know I'm not the only one! Thanks guys!

Marie, thanks... I've seen it! I'm so excited :D

Jenny Ryan said...

Yay, Emma! :)

JAM said...

Good Lord, potty training.

Our second daughter tool For Ev Er. We bought this little kid's book called "Once Upon A Potty" about a little girl named Prudence getting potty trained. We read it to her a squillion times.

She finally learned, but I still remember how it felt, and I wasn't the one around her the most.

Donetta said...

Ya freedom. Now if the dogs could clean up after them selfs

Factor 10 said...

WooHoo!!!

I think "send out one of the hostages" may be my favorite line this year...

Avery Gray said...

Well, that's what I call a win-win! Yay!

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

As a mother of another 2 year old named Emma, I totally believe in bribery...especially something benefits me too! hehe! "send out one of the hostages" has me cracking up! Did you photograph it? I was watchign Jon & Kate Plus 8 last night and they are potty training and the mom Kate takes a picture of the kid with their poo on the potty...I may be very photo-happy and want to celebrate all of that with our daughter, but I don't think I'd go so far as to photograph her poo!

JHS said...

I bribed mine and it worked perfectly! In the case of the oldest, my father showed him his "big boy pants." My kid wanted to do anything his grandfather did, so that was the goal. We made a big deal out of going to the store -- with Nana and Papa -- to pick out his new underwear: Batman and Superman!

Modern Mami said...

Hooray for poop indeed. I've just started the potty training process, but thus far, she just plays with it. She thinks it's a toy. :)