A friend of mine realized she was missing her yellow food coloring. That seemed odd. All the other colors were there. After inquiring among her children, the truth came out. Her six-year-old boy had taken it and for several days had been squirting it in the toilet to make the family think uh, you know…that it was not flushed! Ha! Thanks for the story June!
I have thought of the story often and have laughed out loud every time. My four year old to date has just not been serious about potty training. She doesn’t care. This story inspired my potty training treat idea. Today she and I made a little potty. Serious! I had some white frosting, so we squeezed a drop of yellow food coloring into it. Then we poured it in the potty. “This is where the pee-pee goes.” (Guffaws) Then we placed some Hershey’s chocolate in the “pee-pee.” “This is where the poo-poo goes.” (Rolling on the floor laughing) When all else fails, why not try just having some fun? Make little potty treats!
“I can’t wait to eat the pee-pee Mom.”
Then later, “Yum, best pee-pee I ever tasted!”
Oh my! Has it helped increase her interest?
Well that remains to be seen…but it sure was fun! 🙂 I would say she is MOSTLY potty trained, just lazy. It was a way to remind her, have fun, and make a treat – win, win, win!
That is hilarious. I don’t know that I could eat it, but I am sure kids wouldn’t care what it represented. Ha!
No the kids didn’t mind it. They laughed the entire time. It was the one time they could use “potty talk” at the table! We were all rolling with laughter. Well no accidents yet today so maybe it helped…a little!
elisa seaba says
omg, this is hilarious! 🙂 maybe i need to make poty treats for my 3 yr old that has no interest in being potty trained! 🙂
That is really hilarious lol!!! What a creative idea!
It really was hilarious. We can be very silly around here!
This would be a comfort to my sister. All three of hers were reluctant to potty train–completely out of apathy and/or laziness. The last one took the longest (well past four), but when she got it, she got it!
Yes! Tell her she is not alone! I’ve never been one to push potty training when they are very young – more work for me! Hopefully she’ll want to soon!
Ash Peaster says
My brother and I went to the store and he was allowed to pick out a $1 candy if he was good. Would you believe it, he picked a green toilet, the bowl filled with green sugar and two lollipop “plungers” attached to the sides! I made HIM carry it around the store while we shopped for the rest of our things. I guess kids just don’t care about that kind of thing….as for me….chocolate or not, I don’t think I’d be able to eat it! haha Not if I were told what is was supposed to represent! hahaha
Emily @CreativeDisaster says
I am soooo getting that stuff this weekend! My 3.5 year old son has very little desire to lose the diapers! UGH! Gonna try it out and let you know how it goes! And I’m a new follower, seems like we have some stuff in common. 🙂
love it! everything in life needs to be this funny!
That is so funny! My son has a big sweet tooth, wonder if that would work? Right now he gets a lollipop if he stays dry 3-4 times in a row.