OK, here we are halfway through the summer. I had 2 goals for this summer back in May. 1) Get Alligator's fingers OUT OF THAT MOUTH. 2) Potty Train Sonshine. Apparently, God laughed and laughed when I told Him these goals. I've given up on Gator-Boy for now. He started cutting those 2 year molars and it just wasn't worth the fight to tell the truth.
Sonshine, however I am working with. So far he's decided he wants to spend every waking moment in the bathroom, flushing the toilet. I was emailed a video once about a guy's cat who kept flushing the toilet. At the time I wondered just how huge his water bill must be. Now I know. The thing is, not only does Sonshine keep flushing it but so does Alligator. Last night I was on the phone for 15 min. Sonshine was asleep on the couch (it was past bedtime). Alligator-boy spent the ENTIRE 15 minutes running from the chair where he giggled at the cat (who was non-plussed to say the least) to the bathroom where he flushed the toilet. I've tried and tried to teach them to at least wait till the potty stops making noise before flushing again. But they seem to think this is child abuse. So, here's my question to you. We have childproof locks for EVERYTHING. There's one to keep toilet lids shut, there's one to keep the toilet paper from being unrolled. There's one to keep toys out of VCRs. There are even little clips to keep shoes tied. How do you keep the kid from just flushing the toilet over and over and over.....? Fortunately (or not) neither of them have mastered peeing in the potty yet...so we haven't discovered we can flush stuff down the toilet. Once that happens I'm afraid it'll all be over, the battle lost. I might as well just put a pillow in the bathroom and move in.
And what would you call that contraption anyway...a Single Shot Potty?? How to get a Handle on your Toilet Handle?? One Flush at a Time?? The One Flush Wonder??