06 April 2009

Busy Braums

So who knew that Tyson would take to potty training so well?? Not me! It's been a week now (I think) and my boy is doing fabulously. I don't know what triggered him to really want to go, but now we have been wearing underwear exclusively (no pull-up because daddy doesn't wear a pull-up) and he's only had three real accidents. This weekend he was accident free, even out in public. I would call that a home run! But this potty business is also expensive. Our original offer, last year mind you, was gum for going peepee and ice cream for going poopoo. This bribe never really worked during my first million attempts at potty training but now it's on in all it's glory. I don't mind the gum so much. Tyson gets a piece, chews it for like 5 minutes and then says "he's done" and throws it away. I think the lack of flavor and force in which you must use to chew the gum makes it loose it's awesomeness. But the ice cream...now there's a gold mine. The first day that Tyson went #2 in the potty, I called Stuart at work and he brought Braum's home. Now, that particular "store" is the only thing that will do. Yesterday we went to Braum's not once, not twice, but...(wait for it)... THREE times. The boy poo'ed three times. All in the potty. And I drove to Braum's (which just happens to be one block from our house) three times to get a junior cone with a strawberry scoop. I'm not complaining, really. I just think Braum's should know about their amazing luck with making my child poo and then maybe setting us up with some free ice cream or something. Just a thought.
Oh, and this morning (from 6:45 am-the present) he has peed three times in the potty and yes, poo'ed in the potty already. Stuart will be bringing the bribe home again. What a guy!
That was pretty much the weekend. Potty, pee, poo, Braums. (Oh and my sister's birthday was Saturday. She's an old woman now!)

4 comments:

Brittany Skloss said...

Jessica told me there is a playground, animals to pet (giraffes & zebras), they are going to roasting marshmellows and there's going to be a wagon ride. Some wedding location, huh? I was worried about mine, too, but the whole thing is outdoors. I have no expectation of mine sitting through the ceremony but at least there will be something to do while they wait. There are going to be a ton of little boys (and understanding mothers) there so your boys would probably have a blast!

AutumnJade said...

How long are you going to use the ice cream? Thats too funny!

Brooke said...

Yay, Tyson!! This gives me hope that one day Kate might actually be potty trained! We have a Braum's about a mile from our house, maybe I'll have to give that bribe a try....

Jennifer W. said...

What a big boy. By the way, who are you? :)