Okay, so that title might be a wee bit misleading because I am not certain I ever saw me being in this sort of a position but hey, it is a catchy title.
I have mentioned it before but we are dealing with this little issue with Buddy in which he has suddenly decided that pooping is just not something he is comfortable with. Needless to say, this has become a total pain in the butt and there are days when our lives revolve around whether or not the little guy has pooped.
So, like the totally awesome parents that we are, we have resorted to bribing him. In the spirit of some potty training parents we now offer him a Cadbury mini egg every time he poops and we don't care if it is in his diaper, on the toilet or in the tub . . . just get that shit out little man!
It is totally working for us . . . perhaps a little too well. He now asks for a "poo egg" every time he does something in his diaper, which is not the point of the bribe but it does show how into it he is.
Today I am grateful that we have found something to help push the little guy past whatever it is that is making him think that "holding it" is a good idea and while it may go against all the parenting bibles, I don't care because it is working! Okay, I admit that I feel a wee bit of guilt in the fact that in the future he may associate the oh so yummy Cadbury mini egg with shit but that is for him to work through with his future therapist! Yes, my tongue is firmly planted in my cheek.