"Wow, mommy, that is a colossal poop." To be completely fair, we at one point had used a rating system of poop size, based on a carton of mandarin oranges we had - "Small, Medium, Large, Jumbo and Colossal," so she had heard it before, but please. (I won't comment on the fact that we had a poop rating system, other to say that with preemie twins, one of whom had a pooping issue, there has always been a LOT of talk about poop at our house).
The second thing she said, after I cleaned up her gross colossal poop, was, "Okay, mommy, am I all set?"
Give a girl a break, would ya? Yes, you're all set.
"Do you think you could go poop on the potty next time?" I asked, smiling encouragingly.
"No-ooooo," she said with a nasal laugh, as though that were the silliest thing she's heard today.
So how does one potty train a kid who is so independent, so willful, and clearly wanting to do it on her terms?
Oh, yeah, and with a twin brother who has ZERO interest in going to the potty, and a four month old to take care of, and only one accessible bathroom, which is upstairs?
Any thoughts are welcome.