Monday, February 21, 2005

desperate times

Desperation will lead to almost anything. Today, for example, I rigged up a doll to go potty. Number one AND two. That is how I spent my "free" time while the Terrors were napping. Teaching a doll to go potty. And for what? So Girl Terror could laugh hysterically and demand that Dolly go "again, again!!"

7 comments:

MommaK said...

What we will do to get our kids to go in the potty! I used to spend a lot of my free time in the bathroom with my oldest as she had some anxiety issues with going #2. She would hold it too long and then it was painful, and then she would not want to go again the next time- you see the cycle. Of course it all resolved it self with time (and a little stool softener). Hang in there!

Mamacita said...

Our stuffed animals AND dolls went potty all the time. I did finally discover that for my kids, a little wind-up music box worked. They would tinkle while the music box tinkled. It was a race to see who finished tinkling first. And whoever poopied in the pottie automatically won. Strangely enough, the music box never won that one.

Michele said...

I'm almost afraid to ask how you rigged the doll to go number 2.

Christine said...

If this works, could email me detailed instructions on how to make a doll go #2? I'm desperate!

AverageMom said...

Sorry to say, this did not work. If I ever find the answer, Christine, I'll let you know!
I wondered if anyone would ask me how the dolly pooped! I took a piece of brown bread, got it wet, and mucked it up in my hand. I shaped it into an....oval? I guess? and put it in the potty. Then I got Dolly, told Girl Terror that Dolly said she had to poop, and ran to beat the band into the bathroom. By the time Girl Terror got there, Dolly was sitting, "waiting" for the poop. Ta da!! Poopie! Flush down the toilet.

Laura said...

I had NO IDEA that such measures were required to potty train. I am SO green!

Carrie said...

Ahhh, yes, we are going through much of the same thing...

I am not sure how old your daughter is, my 2 year old is/was also afraid of going #2. So, I read somewhere to put the diaper back on him and stop bugging him at all. For about 3 days--we just stopped potty training, & we let him get comfortable again. Each time he would go (because he had held it for over a WEEK!)...we would just show him it went in the potty, flush it and not talk about it at all.

Now he tells us each time he has to go #1, and for the MOST part he is starting to go #2. During all of this, he still came up to us and let us know to take him to go #1... here I thought we would have to start all over, but he didn't forget.

I know boys are girls are different, but it seems like it might be helping us...

I feel your pain...I really do.

Carrie