We nailed the pee pee on the potty right after Christmas with few accidents. However, the poop thing threw me and Madison for a loop. She went from not caring that she pooped in her pants, to caring, to getting really upset about it, to holding it until she was in pain. I took some of this blame. Everything I read said not to make a big deal about it. And I didn't ... at first, but as the days turned into weeks and weeks to months I began to get frustrated. I tried candy, stickers, presents, and full on big big toys. Nothing seemed to worked. I then resorted to telling her that she was too big to go poop in her pants. "Madison you are a big girl. Do you need mommy to put diapers on you like a baby?".. To which Madison responded.. "Yes!" then turned on her heels and ran to get me a diaper. Oh that backfired. Not to mention I felt so bad. I decided to back off. I realized that when she was ready she would do it. I cannot force her to go on the potty. (I tried).
So let's fast forward to today.. I had a MOPS meeting and dropped her in the childcare along with her spare pull-up. I explained the potty issue and went on to my meeting. When I went to pick her up I saw her pull up still in the cubby so I asked the lady keeping Madison.. "Oh I guess she didn't poop?".. to which Madison said.. "Yeah, I did. I pooped on the potty." I said.. "no you didn't sweetie." And the worker said.. "YES. SHE. DID!!" I about FELL OVER!! "WHAT!!!! HOW?!" She told me Madison told her she had to go. So she put her on the potty and told her she would be back in a few minutes to give her privacy. When she went back in Madison had gone. "OH!" I screamed. I've been staring at her. Maybe that's been the problem!! The lady said.. "well could you go if someone was staring at you?!" Well no.. I guess not!
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