My youngest needs to poop.

He is doing everything he can not to, but it’s gonna happen, soon.

I keep telling him to sit on the potty, and he will for a minute, but then gets down. He tells me he doesn’t want to poop.

Place your bets now on where the turd winds up.

21 Comments on Battle of Wills

  1. Heather
    August 8, 2007 at 7:07 am (10 years ago)

    My advice in my experience with strong willed boys……do NOT have a battle of wills without weapons. Ask instead where HE wants the turd to land and as long as it’s one of the two socially acceptable places (dipe or toilet), go with it.

  2. ~JJ!
    August 8, 2007 at 7:26 am (10 years ago)

    Oh my goodness…I was so there..

    Took exlax, miralax and a shitload (pardon the pun) of other doodie-free foods…

    Hail to the poop.

    I wish you well.

  3. Christina
    August 8, 2007 at 7:35 am (10 years ago)

    I’m going to guess in a corner of whichever room has the newest carpet. 🙁

  4. Blue Momma
    August 8, 2007 at 7:36 am (10 years ago)

    We are still fighting the battle of the poop, at least off and on. Best place it’s been left for me? Behind his bed, which he fits behind, but I don’t, and in the top of the play center at McDonalds. The McDonalds was officially my worst Mommy moment EVER.

    He has no problem peeing in the toilet. What the the hell is the problem with the poop??????

  5. slackermommy
    August 8, 2007 at 8:00 am (10 years ago)

    Hopefully not in the air register! That happened to a friend. It took them a couple of days to figure out where the smell was coming from.

  6. andi
    August 8, 2007 at 8:33 am (10 years ago)

    Hopefully not in the closet which is where mine had her last “hide and go poop” episode. Now that I see Slackermommy’s comment, though, I think I got off easy.

  7. pinks & blues girls
    August 8, 2007 at 10:30 am (10 years ago)

    Hopefully it won’t hit the fan! 😆

    I crack myself up…

    Jane, Pinks & Blues Girls

  8. Jodi
    August 8, 2007 at 10:58 am (10 years ago)

    One thing that helped my kids was to squeeze their tummies a bit while they sit on the toilet to help them know what muscles to tense.

  9. Deb
    August 8, 2007 at 11:40 am (10 years ago)

    I ticked the kids legs, and it made them go, and if I said ” you’ll get a prize even if you do a small poop!”. It took s good 2 weeks to get him to fully go on the potty! Oh the prize was a marshmallow with an m&m in the middle!

  10. tulipmom
    August 8, 2007 at 11:59 am (10 years ago)

    I have to second Sarah’s advice from the Trenches. We’ve tried it all from Miralax on and Benefiber really DOES work well. I’ve never been able to hide any other medicine in food but Sweet Boy falls for the Benefiber mixed into ketchup every time. And man can that boy eat a ton of ketchup in one sitting.

  11. JaniceNW
    August 8, 2007 at 12:11 pm (10 years ago)

    I’m betting under his bed. 😛

  12. Sarah
    August 8, 2007 at 12:18 pm (10 years ago)

    OOOH! How abouts the kitchen sink?
    That would be impressive, no?

  13. christina
    August 8, 2007 at 12:22 pm (10 years ago)

    oh under the bed is bound to happen eventually.

  14. Worker Mommy
    August 8, 2007 at 12:41 pm (10 years ago)

    Hopefully not your purse.

  15. mcewen
    August 8, 2007 at 5:28 pm (10 years ago)

    Don’t you just love ‘hide and seek’ or have you mislaid your inner child?

  16. Beckie
    August 8, 2007 at 6:03 pm (10 years ago)

    Once again, my child insists on going against the grain. She’ll (almost every time) poop in the potty, but absolutely WILL NOT pee in the potty with any type of regularity. UGH!

  17. james
    August 8, 2007 at 7:06 pm (10 years ago)

    in the cookie jar.

  18. moosh in indy.
    August 9, 2007 at 8:44 pm (10 years ago)

    The closet, it’s always the closet.


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