Here we are 18 months later & the kid still refuses to poop anywhere but in a pull up. We only use pull-ups at nap/bed time so she has figured out her very own system on getting around pooping on the potty. She manipulates me into thinking she is going down quietly for a nap. She gives me a tiny little smirk as she closes her eyes & rolls over onto her belly. I kiss her forehead, turn her music on, shut the door & make a mad dash to try to get as much checked off my to do list as possible during this precious limited “quiet” time.
She gives me a full 10 minutes. I check the monitor. She has her blankets, pillow & anything else she hoarded into bed with her thrown on the floor & she’s standing in the corner of her toddler bed. I know by now that this is my queue; she has pooped in that darn pull-up. She repeats her clever system…Every. Single. Day.
She doesn’t buy into my BS when I enthusiastically tell her how much fun it is to poop on the potty. She doesn’t care if she gets 2 m&m’s or if she gets a sticker. She doesn’t even care if she gets to pick out her own special “poop on the potty” toy at the toy store. Nope. She is completely content with pooping in that pull-up at nap time.
I am just as guilty as the next when from time to time I find myself comparing milestones with other kids. Her kid has been pooping on the potty for months, doesn’t use a pull up at bedtime & is younger than my daughter. I used to think like this. But I have learned that she will do things on her own time, when she is ready. For now, I will enjoy our little game at nap time & hang on to my “baby” for as long as she will let me.
Ha, she told me!