As you know pooping at our house as been a major challenge. Or disaster. Or a cause of my severe wine addiction. So as a last ditch effort, I implemented a sticker chart. The categories are poop in the potty (versus holding it for days and then shitting our pants), Nap time (go down without a fight), bedtime (same thing), and staying in bed (stop the 3 AM wake-ups for requests to put your blanket back over your toes. Seriously).
Honestly, I was not hoping for very much. But I made it a big deal, posted it in our kitchen, and told Paul once we filled out the entire chart we would go to Chuck E. Cheese to celebrate. It is to our benefit in this situation (and only in this situation) that our kid loves Chuck E. Cheese.
And guess what? It worked. He loves getting stickers, he will actually shit in the toilet (even though I continue to be a HUGE part of the process-- baby steps) and he is not such a jerk about going to bed. We "got" to go to Chuck E. Cheese and he had the time of his life. Ryan and I had a beer (yes they see beer at the Cheese. The only upgrade) before 11 AM and people judged. We didn't care.
Happy Friday! Have a wonderful weekend. If you do, I'll give you a sticker.