Eleanor awoke dry today.
Before you all start yellin’, “Whoopie!!!’ keep in mind the following. She hasn’t peed in the potty either. As far as I can tell, she hasn’t peed anywhere.
Holding it in is NO PROBLEM.
Letting it out is a big problem.
What do I have to do to get this old stubborn mule of a child to pee on command?
She gets a reward when she pees on the pot. I offer things she likes – candy, TV, books, and once I promised her a unicorn. No soap (or PEE either).
She gets spanked when she pees on the floor (not that it happens much) She also gets a spank when she lies about peeing on the pot.
I’m now taking the tack of you sit till you pee. I’ve made it kind of unpleasant for her; she has to sit on the potty in the bathroom – alone. So here I sit, candy in hand, waiting for her to pee in the other room. She’s crying. I’m angry. If I could stay at home for a whole week (and someone else took Saralyn), we’d settle this pissing (pardon the pun) contest once and for all, and I would win!
I just need to get this straightened out. She can hold it. She needs to learn to let the pee out when I tell her. How can I get this point across?
She peed on the potty. I gave her a round of praise, the potty dance, the pee chips (3 milk chocolate chips), and her princess panties. (She is watching Barney now. Why is PBS running a Barney Christmas in June?) I have set my timer for 2 hours from now. Then we will try again.
Honestly – this may be the hardest thing I have ever done as a parent? Is it like this for every parent?