The past week we have had some moments that go like this:
Leah: Mommy I went tee-tee in the potty!
Me: (dance around, act like a fool) Yay Leah!!!!
-flush, get star stickers to put on potty board, get high-fives and hugs, and then a cookie
We have also had the moments like this:
Leah walks out of her room crying pointing at her 'peepee'
Leah: Mommy I go tee-tee on my bed
Of course I expected this. I expected the highs and the lows, and I am totally ready and able to deal with it all. We have a hand-held carpet cleaner for carpet mistakes and extra sheets for the bed. But Leah has thrown in a twist I did not expect...
Like many kids, she is having trouble pooping in the potty. Instead she poops in the bathtub. Yup, the bathtub. And it sucks! She doesn't get a good bath and I have cleaned the tub more than I wanted to because of poop in it. She knows its wrong. Last night all I said was..."Leah, why?" and she looked at me and said "Princess potty mommy." She knows she is supposed to poppy in the princess potty, but she doesn't. I think she likes going in the bathtub. Last night when my husband questioned her about it and she rather excitedly told him she poop in the bathtub.
I need suggestions! How can I keep her from pooping in the bathtub?!?!?!