Zane has been using the potty successfully for about 3 days now, due to a new found love of Target Practice.
I remember reading somewhere that little boys need help with aim. Well, Zane’s aim has always been fine. His issue isn’t with hitting the target, but rather just wanting to use the target in the first place! Sooooo . . . the other night, as I was gently prodding him to use the potty upon realizing that he was a tad bit wet, I had blinding flash of the obvious.
Throw funny things into the toilet (of the flushable and floatable variety) and turn training into a game.
We’ve now learned that Cheetos and elbow macaroni float. Zane has a container of targets in each bathroom and can grab one, drop it in, and then go to town. The reward, of course, being Halloween candy.
I know that Cheerios are great for this, but Zane doesn’t like them, and thus, there is no allure to throw them in. Cheetos and pasta, however? Perfect. I hear there is a product one can buy – shapes that dissolve in the toilet . . . but isn’t it so much more fun to find things in the kitchen that can float and be flushed? Complete silliness.
And Nutella. Who knew that Nutella tasted great on carrots, red bell pepper, and other various vegetables? Well, I don’t, as I’m on the 21 day detox and thus I didn’t even lick the Nutella off the spoon after putting some in a bowl for Zane. But Zane knows. He loved dunking carrots and apples in it today.
So, targets . . . good for successful potty adventures.
And, Nutella . . . good for successful vegetable adventures.
And a big Mom DUH!