Friday, May 9, 2008

It's Potty Time

I have to say that potty training the third child is not high on my priority list. Can't this kid just figure this stuff out? He has a brother and sister that go in the potty, why can't he?Well, because of my laziness in the potty training department, I've employed two little helpers, and it has proved to be one of my greatest ideas ever. Reece and Maya get to help Mason go potty, which involve,

1. putting the potty seat on the potty
2. help him get on the potty seat
3. read him a book while he is going potty
4. help him wipe
5. help him get off the potty
6. help him wash his hands
7. help him get his undies and pants back on.

And their reward? One gummy bear for Mason and one gummy bear for the helper. The best part is, who ever has a turn taking Mason potty becomes his little personal cheerleader, "Come on Mason, it is time to sit on the potty, you are such a big boy when you sit on the potty!" All of that, because they want one measly little gummy bear. They must be really hard up for some sugar around here.

At this point Mason realized that I am planning on using these pictures as future blackmail. Future girlfriends, future fiance, maybe even the yearbook his senior year.


Jan said...

Good Idea Marisa! Impressive!

Christy said...

My sister-in-law is trying to train her first. She had to buy him a scooter to get him on the potty. I think you got off pretty easy with a gummy bear! Good luck!

Nora Mair said...

fabulous idea! in our house it's candy corn. Gummy bears work too then....good to know.

Holly Reed | Reed Photographic said...

oh my goodness. You've made me laugh out loud...literally.

Kathy said...

he is SOOOOOOOOOOO cute! we used the "treat" system here too. 1 smartie (like and m&m) for pee, 2 for poop. worked like a charm! my kids are als sugar deprived :)

Stephanie said...

can i hire your kids to come potty train noah?

Robyn said...

What a great idea. We used gummy bears too. These pics are priceless-you should get a pic of the cheerleading.

How's GWTW going? Did you finish? I'm about half way through and thinking I need to make Traci's pecan pie to eat while I read the rest.

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