Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Some good old-fashioned bribery

Having purchased this over the weekend...



...let the potty-training now commence.


According to Ricardo, the size of the bag should not be an indicator of how long it's going to take. Or at least we're hopin'.


Savannah rarely, very rarely, gets candy. I searched high and low for the teeny mini m&m's. The regular-sized ones were all I could find. I am tempted to cut them in half, but that might be taking it a bit far.


So. I think a good chunk of my day today will be spent keeping my daughter company in the bathroom.


Thank God for wireless internet...at least ya'll can keep me company while I'm in there doling out the m&m's.

19 comments:

mamajil said...

Good luck with potty training!
I remember doing the m&m thing with my oldest. I remembering telling him "lets go potty so you can get some candy" (we never gave him candy so I knew this would be very enticing...right?) He looked at me and said you can have it I don't want it and I don't want to go potty...uhh....I was at a loss.
eventually he did potty train...and the m&m thing did work for some of my others....good luck today! :D

Cheri said...

I just laughed the whole way through this post. These are the things memories are made of!

Colored With Memories said...

May the force be with you!

P.S. They sell the mini m & m's at Party City...you know, just in case you need more!

Jennifer @ Taking My Time said...

We will help you with the praise!
Good Job Savannah, you're such a big girl! I knew you could do it! :)

Darcie said...

Uck. Good luck. I don't envy you. I still have a good seven or eight months, I suspect, until Jayce will even consider the potty.

kaleytaylor said...

Oooh, your little baby is turning into a big girl! Good luck with that whole process! I know that MnM's would work for me.... :)

Wendy said...

Good luck! I was waiting until we got back from vacation to start potty training...but now we've added a trip to Texas later this month.

ttm said...

Call us if you need added support! We'll cheer her on!

Linda said...

Doling out M & M's? I'll be by about 2:30.

mamachristina said...

Hey, jackie the bribery is what potty training is all about. I did too but my kids aren't huge into candybut a sticker chart worked. pull up my potty training posts and you might get some helpful ideas. keep in mind tho every child is different and so Savanah might have something totally different.

Sarah Markley said...

totally with you sister. we are trying too. =)

Kelley said...

Oh, I miss those days of potty training......NOT!! Actually, they were pretty tame compared to raising teenagers. I wonder if M&Ms would work for teen behavior as well?? Good Luck with the potty training, I will be anxious to hear how it is going!!

Love,
Kelley

Genny said...

Wish I would've thought of that! It would've made potty training a little easier I think!

Jacinda said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I wish you luck on your potty training adventure! I did the same approach with my oldest daughter. 1 m&m for pee, and 2 for poop. We also threw potty parties. Every time she was a success, we pulled out party hats and noise makers in the bathroom to celebrate!

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

That is too weird. I also bought a bag of M&Ms and started potty training today with my son. It went quite well, but certainly would have been better if I'd thought to utilize my wireless internet.

Hope it went well.

Becky said...

Best wishes with this!!!
Those are exactly what my dear daughter got when she trained! My son, he liked chosing a small toy, car, etc. Her, the chocolate!

Amanda said...

found you through wendi's blog...and found myself reading, laughing, enjoying...and wanting to come back! so i will! definitely wishing you luck with the potty training...just finished that up a few months ago at our house...gotta love the bribery!

Rachel said...

Oh, do tell. Where the M&M's successful? Will you be spending another day blogging in the bathroom?

Alana said...

You'll need the bigger bag because you're gonna need some, too!