Sunday, July 23, 2006

Can I have a sucker?

We have been working with Parker on potty training for quite some time now. I haven't been too serious, I didn't want to be the Potty Nazi, but today I thought I should get a little more serious. This past week Parker interrupted lunch to let me know he needed to go Shew wee, YIPPPEEE. Off we went to the potty and let me tell you...he really needed to go. To reward him he got a sucker and got to wear his super hero underwear. About 10 minutes later I was rocking sister and Parker walked over to the chair so I picked him up ~only to find out the the super heros were wet. I asked him if he went poo poo (our term for #1), and he said yes, in mommy's room. Great. I went to mommy's room and asked him where the accident happened...he showed me the spot. We talked about those super heros and now they had to go away for a while. He got so sad. I thought he was really getting this. He will usually go when we put him on the potty, but he just doesn't tell us when he needs to go poo poo. Today when I was at Target along with this side of America (WHY?) I bought some great incentives. I got super duper glittery pipe cleaners, an alphabet puzzle from the dollar spot, some new crayons, and some new colored pencils. I thought this would do it. I showed them to him and explained that they were his gift when he went shewwee in the potty. All afternoon he wanted to go get his new toys. Sorry dude. Tonight after bath time he went right in there and gave us a shewwee. YIPPEEE! He picked some of the pipe cleaners. We taught him how to twist and turn and make a circle, even to transfer himself into a bug. He played with them all of about 2 seconds and asked for a sucker. Maybe I can use all his new toys to make a sucker!

7 comments:

Beck Boys said...

Nothing can beat candy!! Good luck with the potty training. We are getting ready to start again. Braxton will go every time as long as he is in the buff but the minute he gets big boys undies on he acts just like it is a diaper. So we still have some work to do.

They told me today at church to get fruit loop and match a prize to each color fruit loop. Put the fruit loops in the potty as target pratice and what ever color he hits is the prize he gets. Something new - might be worth a try!

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amerriman said...

You are doing a great job with him! I am hoping you can teach Parker, and Parker can teach Ben. Wouldn't that be funny?

jenny biz said...

Way to go Parker!! Keep those suckers comin'!!

Robinson Family said...

Paige,
Love the new template, but for some reason I can't see the flowers!

Way to go, Parker! I have a good friend who working on P/Ting her 2nd little boy, and she's got a wealth of hillarious stories. Just be sure you write them down--I'm sure they'll only be funnier with age. (You had me rolling with "the superheros were wet")

PS--Superhero Undie pics make the BEST EVER rehearsal dinner slideshow photos!

Amy C said...

At least you know that the sucker is incentive enough. Be glad he is a cheap date. Keep up the good work.

margk said...

You are doing a great job, Paige! It can be frustrating, but funny, too. Great stories to tell his future bride one day!