Monday, June 6, 2011

The Poopy Diaries

Kind of sounds like a book, right? But, as far as I know, it is only our lives right now.  Potty training is moving along.  #1 into the potty with no problem.  Any time, any where.  (Except in the middle of the night when she's in a pull up.)  #2?  Not so much.  Our SweeTart is a controller.  A withholder, if you will.  She would rather hold that poop in until she explodes, which she seems to be doing quite frequently.  Not the infantile explosion but, rather, a controlled explosion - half in her pull up or panties and half in the potty.  I know she is getting there -- and I shouldn't push her -- I am just trying to figure out why she won't poop in the potty. 

Our other two were the same way, kind of.  Withholders.  Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it) they would poop in their sleep, in the middle of the night, into their pull up.  There was none of the drama that we have with SweeTart - "I have to go poopy" "no I don't"  - play resumes - "I have to go potty" "no i don't" after five of these types of scenes running into the house from playing out side and having nothing to show for it, she'll finally miss that "call" and land part of it in her panties.  Sometimes, though, I am a lazy mom and offer her a pull up after about the third "false" alarm which she generally takes graciously.  I think she knows how I abhor cleaning poop out of toddler panties and from her pants.  She will get it, I know.  Eventually.  And I will be her first (or second) loudest cheerleader when it happens! 


Lisa Ladrido said...

My granddaughter was having the same issue, now thankfully she got over it! Not sure what causes this to happen. I always thought are they afraid of being flushed too!

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Diane and Chad said...

Thanks for the follow, I am following you back...have to continue the adventures of the 'poopy diaries'...good luck!!

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Amanda Pickett said...

Love the post! I feel your pain, I have a withholder myself. She's 3 and teaching her 1 1/2yo brother how to drive Mommy crazy on the potty.

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Rosann said...

Oh, the joys of potty training! I'm going through potty training right now with my two and half year old little girl. She has done both in the potty, but just doesn't seem to be consistent in telling me when she has to go. The other night she pooped in the shower... THE HORROR!!

Good luck!

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