This mom's potty training deal with her toddler ended up having some unexpected implications...
My kid was fine with potty except for poop… so we started giving him the occasional Hot Wheel when he would poop in the toilet…
Months later, we still get: Mommy, look at my poop! It’s big so I get a big car!
This mom seems to have found a deal that she can stick with.
Potty training my 2-year-old at the moment, thank f*ck she loves stickers.
And every once in awhile, everyone wins.
By the time we got to the last one, we taped a bunch of random candy and dollar store toys to the bathroom wall. If he pooped in the potty he could choose his prize.
My prize was never buying or changing another diaper and I was more than willing to bribe my way across the finish line.
Never forget who you're dealing with.
I used to do the deal thing too. Then one day my 4-year-old pulls this out:
“Well daddy, I took your deal and I changed it. I will not clean up the markers and still get a cookie. That’s the new deal.”
Ok, Darth Vader.
Moms can have their cake and clean it up, too.
My best friend’s nearly 4-year-old was eating [cake] and getting crumbs all over the floor which had just been cleaned.
“Kathryn, please help mommy clean up all these crumbs.” “No.” “Ok, Kathryn, you can either help mommy or go to time out.”
Wheels obviously turning in Kathryn’s head. “Ok, I’ll go to time out!”
She happily skipped over to the time out area and my BFF cleaned up crumbs…at least she didn’t have to share cake!
This kid could be the next host of “Let’s Make a Deal.”