February 24, 2007

Washroom Extortion

Pixieis again interested in potty training. We've been trying off and on for almost a year and like always, this time I think it's the real deal. My incentive has been a chocolate chip: 1 chip for going #1, 2 chips for #2. She relishes her "potty candy" and never lets me forget to dish out the goods.

Today she did her thing then looked at me expectantly.

"Good job, Pixie!" I gushed. "Would you like your potty candy?"

"Actually...I want your watch."

This is not good. Not good at all.

13 comments:

Toni said...

She's one smart 'cookie'! Maybe a chocolate chip cookie?? :)

JoeBlogs said...

I got a Rolex for passing my potty training :)

Adrienne said...

Potty candy works, dude. One three day weekend and one jumbo bag of M&M's is all it took to get me out of diapers...

Save the watches for when she learns to do something really useful. Like, say, cooking dinner. Or cleaning the house.

compulsive writer said...

Next she'll be coveting your favorite Kate Spade handbag.

You'd better nip that right in the bud!

kaff said...

My mom started my sister with See's candy. Maybe upgrade the chocolate and then work towards other material goods :)

s'mee said...

I would have given my kids crack cocaine if I thought they would seriously go on the potty and never go back to diapers.'

Yeah, I got mother of the year several times.

Suzie Petunia said...

I would happily hand over every piece of jewelry I own if Oscar would ONLY USE THE POTTY! I wonder what he'd do with my wedding ring?...

Waverly flushed my hubby's watch down the toilet when she was two or three. Have you ever read that children's book "I Love You Forever". She learned it from that book. I hate that book. I emailed the author and he offered to replace the watch. Luckily we were able to retrieve the watch (and sterilize it).

Cousin Claire said...

Well, my little sister is potty trained for pee, not poopy. She 's scared of the big push move. No sweets for her, instead she earns coins (Chucke E. Cheese's tokens) We call her smarty pants Rachel!

Lisa said...

I feel no sorrow for you.

*big cheesey grin*

Ethan will probably NEVER potty train, so...

blah.

*giggling*

hummm strains of "Material girl..." do I hear?

*Laughing*

compulsive writer said...

suzie petunia,

That is one of the funniest things I have ever heard. Of course only because it didn't happen to me. I don't know what suprises me more--that the author offered to replace the watch or that you actually retrieved it.

Bex said...

uh oh, I think you are in trouble!!

Annie said...

We promised Mini Me snowcones for #2. Snowcone stand closes at 10pm. She did #2 for the first time at 9:55pm. We loaded up the whole fam and sped down to the Snow Shack and had our cones in the park at 10pm at night. What a fun memory!

Heather O. said...

Ooh, you've got one smart little booger there. You might have to up the ante just a little bit, like to Skittles, or something. Mike and Ike's worked for us.

But you might have to do something different altogether. One time I tried bribing my son to do his chores with a point chart. I said, "Hey, if you make your bed, I'll give you 10 points!"

He looked up at me and said (at age 4) "I'll give you 11 points if you do it for me."

Boogers, I tell you, they're all just a bunch of boogers.