Gianna was not going to budge on the whole potty training issue, so we had to make a parental strategic move.
So we took the diapers (and her night time binkie’s) away from Gianna over memorial day weekend. (really, we had her gift them to her soon-to-be-born baby cousin, Luci. it worked PERFECTLY!)
the first morning was pretty rough, but really after that it wasn’t so difficult. We knew that she could do it, she just had to be forced into it.
she’s even dry at night – which, awesome!
EXCEPT (there’s always an except, isn’t there?)
this girl is the stealthiest pooper in the world.
who happens to not enjoy doing her stealthy pooping on the toilet.
which is frustrating as hell.
she’s not motivated by reward. or by punishment. or by the fact that all her friends do it. or stickers. or candy. or having to clean up her mess. or sit in it. or anything at all, quite honestly. so all of our attempts to buy her ANYTHING SHE WANTS or give her ALL THE CHOCOLATE or whatever if she will just poop in the damn toilet – they don’t work.
she HAS done it successfully once for sure, possibly twice. she is also a quick-draw with the toilet flusher, so we didn’t visualize the evidence when she said she want the other day. so I am only half counting it. But regardless, she knows where/when/how to accomplish this task on her own. She just doesn’t appear to be interested in that.
so, I guess here’s what I need to know -
a) that it will all be okay sooner than later
b) if anyone has some seriously genius ass-vice on how to get her to do her shit (ha!) in the appropriate receptacle.
Overall, I count her potty trained, if we can get this little “issue” under control – we will be good as gold.