DD (aged 3.5) approches me yesterday and tells me that she urgently needs to do a poo and to please put a nappy on her. (as usual)
When I go to get the nappy, I notice that we've run out.
So I calmly bring the potty into dd's room (which is where she wants to be when she does a poo in her nappy) and tell her that I'm sorry but there are no more nappies today and if she does a poo in the potty, we can quickly go buy some more.
I don't give her any time to answer and encourage her to sit down.
I quickly exit the room and hope for the best. It's been about a minute and I didn't think she'd still be sitting there, but I can hear her saying something like " Oooh it did come out"
I peer in through the side of the door and I can see her sitting back down now in full determination.
Could this be it? I say to myself
One minute later she comes out of the room, with a cheeky grin and looking very proud of herself. "Mummy I did it!"
Since yesterday we have progressed to singing a "Yes I can do a poo in the potty" kind of song that we made up & and there have been more poos in the potty as well. (Hooray!)
She has almost forgotten about the nappies and she's now reminding me of how I promised her that we'd go to the swimming pool when she does a poo in the potty.
That's where we are going tomorrow.
I just thought I'd post this to encourage other mums.