The One About Pooping & Pink Princess Skateboards…

*not for the squeamish or sensitive *

We’re upping our bribery game! While those cute little bunnies have worked wonders for getting Ava to eat and for potty training in general, they simply do not have a strong enough appeal to get her to poop in the toilet and frankly, scraping mounds of poop out of her skid marked underpants is simply no fun. There is only so much dry heaving I can do before my salivary glands run dry and I crack a rib in the process. I’ve scrubbed poop out from under my own finger nails more times than I care to remember and the buck has to stop here. Even she’s revolted by what comes out of her underpants but still there’s this resistance to do anything except make a wee in the toilet!

Potty Training

So we’ve decided to increase the reward from a cheap little plastic bunny to the one thing her heart (currently) most desires…….. A Pink Princess Skateboard!

I know what a skateboard is but I have no idea what a pink princess skateboard is! But if it encourages her to use the toilet for her doodies, then I’ll even spray paint a regular skateboard for her, hell I’d even go so far as to have one custom made for her.

So the deal started yesterday, if she uses the toilet or her potty to make #2, then she will get a pink princess skateboard. I’m not sure if the excitement over the pink princess skateboard has brought on a bout constipation or if it was just Murphy messing with us, but yesterday, there was no passing of granite, either in the toilet, the potty or her underpants.

Perhaps today my little skater girl will win the battle and we’ll be shopping for her skater girl get up later this week!




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  • Reply Melinda

    I sure hope it works….
    As for the pink skateboard…go and have a look at the Waterfront (brightwaters). They have a huge skate board shop there. Maybe they can help with the princess pink skateboard

    July 23, 2012 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply Robyn

    Potty training was so easy with Liam, but I can take no credit for that – it was definitely his teachers and school friends who made the job easier (monkey see, monkey do). But I’m really battling with Hannah. Other than her desire to pee standing up like her brother, she isn’t too interested in using the toilet. And of course because she isn’t in school, it means this whole process rests with myself and my helper – and we both appear to suck at it! But I’ll wait until the Summer, however I will soon have no choice because she will be in the big group (turning three next year) when she starts school and she will be forced to wear big girl brookies! May the force be with us!

    July 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm
  • Reply cat@jugglingact

    Ohgosh, I can write books about no 2 potty training but in the end it was bribery and the play therapist that did it for L. He got a soap box car (kaskar) and he still tells all and sunder that big boys that poop in the toilet get kaskarre

    July 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply Julia

    LOL…good luck. Bribery doesn’t seem to work in our house.

    July 25, 2012 at 7:44 am
  • Reply Pamela

    I have been very lucky with the whole potty training thing and take absolutely NO responsibility for it happening. They did it at school, she come home one day told me she needed to wee, I ignored her and she wondered off to the toilet and did her thing. I was in shock and awe.

    July 26, 2012 at 2:48 pm
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