I have come across a couple of common geni. In the last couple of days, I have been with people with ideas so simple, yet so smart that I am left speechless. I have been polling the people around me for input on the refusal to poop issue with Crazy. One friend said, talk poop all the time, if poop is fun he will more likely want to poop, so we have a number of poop jokes lined up. Another friend recommended letting him pick his own potty, because not all kids are going to be comfortable with the same toilet. So out we went, and Crazy picked out a bright pink Minnie Mouse potty that congratulates you when you flush it. He came home and promptly sat down on his “toilet”, as he refuses to call it a potty and released his bowels. It was awesome.
Hopefully, we are now heading in the right direction.
The new potty has also had an unexpected side effect, my 15 month old daughter Squishy has now decided she wants to poop on the potty as well. We will have her toilet trained before she is two if she keeps this up.