Someone found my blog this weekend by Googling “kid pooping underwear”. I’m sorry that they probably didn’t find any helpful information here because MY KID IS STILL POOPING IN HIS UNDERWEAR.
Really. I am not sure how this is supposed to go. With Ladybug it was easy- she had the promise of a shiny, new toy, and she started pooping and peeing in the potty. Easy. Done. Potty-trained.
Not so with Stinkbug. One day he poops on the floor right in front of the potty. Then he poops in his underwear. Then he poops in his diaper and finishes in a new diaper. I already told you that poop ended up in the laundry which I am still having nightmares about. This morning I cleaned poop off the bottom of Ladybug's foot which sent me on a hunt to find poop on the couch and on the floor in the living room. I am not sure if it was Stinkbug's or Doodlebug's poop, but it doesn't really matter who pooped, what matters the most is that MY
CHILDREN SONS ARE IN A POOP CONSPIRACY AGAINST ME.
I thought I would reason with the potty-training child:
Me: Stinkbug, does it feel good to poop in your underwear?
SB: Yes. (and he continues playing)
So, no dice on the reasoning.
I made a cool new sticker chart to encourage pooping in the potty, so he could earn a toy. Nope.
I have tried to bribe with candy, even upping the ante to two lollipops if he will just poop in the dang potty. No luck yet.
I can't say I'm surprised. Stinkbug has always been a pooper--as evidenced here by a blowout which resulted in a bathtub full of poopy water and pajamas thrown in the trash:
I'm sure one day as I fret about curfews and driver's licenses and girlfriends and colleges, I'll miss these days of fretting about poop. And that thought makes me smile... and almost makes me feel grateful for these poopy days.