Tuesday, July 15, 2008

magic wand

because i, too, am not above bribery.
granted, it may lose it's charm relatively soon, but seeing as how it got him to sit on the potty three times and actually go potty one time all within two hours, it is five magical wand dollars well spent.
this was the conversation:
muddah: do you want to sit on the potty?
punkin: NO. NO. NO.
muddah: you get the star.
punkin: NO.
muddah: do you want the star?
punkin: YES.
muddah: you have to sit on the potty.
punkin: NO.
muddah: if you sit on the potty, you get the star.
punkin: tar?
muddah: you have to sit on the potty.
punkin: no.
muddah: let's go potty. you get the star.
punkin: tar? tar? tar?
so i basically led him -- enticing him with the "tar" -- to the bathroom, where we played the "ya name?" game in between attempts to sing the ABCs. and i had to tell him he was all done. we had to say "bye bye" to the "tar" about fifteen times while he put it away. and later he looked at me and started to tug on his pull-up, so we ran to the potty (with the promise of the star) and he went for the first time in a long time. woo-hoo!

4 comments:

Kristiem10 said...

Excellent! I may have to get a "tar" for Blake. If only I could wave a magic wand and have the whole dreadful experience over with.

Kristiem10 said...

*of potty training, that is.

Maddy said...

Whoo hoo indeed! A real tar.
Cheers

Laura said...

Good job!!