i should have gone with the skittles

abby is potty training herself. and i'm not just using that term loosely. i have completely taken the back seat and let her make all potty going decisions, except i insist on her sleeping in a diaper. she is usually half naked and/or donning a pair of teeny underwears on the days she's feeling inclined. she flits in and out of the bathroom utilizing it at her whim without nary an accident.

other days she craps in her diaper like it's her job.

but, it has been an extremely stress free process for me and her. much the opposite of when i forced lucy to potty train and we endured 8 months of power struggles and accidents.

anyways, to make a long story short, i decided today to be a little more proactive and award abby with a treat for going #2 on the potty. she was motivated enough by this incentive that she went two times today. the second time was right as ty came home from school.

imagine the gasp of horror that came from him when he walked into the bathroom to congratulate her and saw her sitting on the potty whilst happily shoveling fistfulls of brown goo into her  mouth.

and then he came out laughing when he remembered i had said that the official "treat" was...

chocolate chips.

and we both laughed for a good, hard, long time because the act of one of our children eating poo would not have been new to this family.

not new at all.


Austrie said...

bahahaha yes! i do recall that of my favs ;)

me said...

Jared has taught himself these last 2 weeks, with NO accidents at all. He will NOT poop in the potty though. He insist on using a diaper just for that. He will use the diaper poop and then will go right back to the underware. Why is pooping such a thing?!
So glad to hear that there was no poop in the mouth, this time.

Danna Banana said...

Great, great story!!

Lauren said...

OH my! Skittles for sure.

my name is becky kelly said...

yes, we've had some poo eating happen around the kelly house also.

Rawson Family said...

hahaha That's funny!

Carrie said...

I love it when blogs make me laugh out loud. :-)

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