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Upping the Ante

February 17, 2010

Okay, so I know that I shot myself in the foot so to speak with potty training the Little One. She was ready several months ago and I was not. So now that I am ready she is not interested.


With the Big One, we bribed her with one M&M and a sticker for every time she went on the potty. That was all the motivation she needed.


The Little One is not so easy. She is not too interested in one M&M. So then I tried to bribe her with her a Good Nite Lite. She loves the Big One’s. I told her if she went on the potty that she could have her own sun and moon.


She was really excited about that prospect…. For about an hour.


The Big One really wants the Little One to experience all the fun stuff at preschool, so she wants the Little One to get potty trained.


The other day, I was trying to convince the Little One to sit on the potty, when the Big One put her hand on my arm and said, “WAIT! Mommy, let me try.”


I laughed and said go for it.


Next thing I know the Big One offers a Hershey Kiss for pee on the potty. Of course the Little One got super excited, raced for the potty, dropped her pants and diaper and peed on the potty.


Apparently one M&M was not enough chocolate for the Little One, but a Hershey Kiss got her going (literally).


Of course, then the Big One expected a Hershey Kiss for getting the Little One to go.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Laura permalink
    February 18, 2010 2:27 pm

    So, you’ve basically figured out a way to get the Big One to potty train the Little One? You are my hero! Will the Big One be putting together a manual/training information for other “Big Ones”? Because I’d pay her for it!

  2. fixitmommy permalink*
    February 22, 2010 8:34 am

    Sure, she can do it, as long as you don’t mind large quantities of Hershey Kisses being consumed! 🙂

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