Sunday, May 04, 2008

the poop

We are having poop issues.

Every night I put the boys to bed together.
And every night, after no more than 5 minutes, Jack comes out with a loaded diaper. Now, he's been potty trained during the day, and he'll even go all night most of the time without peeing. But he *will not* poo on the potty, hasn't done it even once. He waits until that diaper goes on.

Then I have Kain...Kain doesn't poo his pants, thankfully,,,but within 15 minutes or so of going to bed, he also has to get back up to poo. It doesn't matter how long I have him sit on the toilet before going to bed, he can't go until he has been *in* bed. This, of course, means that Jack is back up and running around again too, just for the heck of it since he's already had his poo taken care of.

In addition to all the poo problems, Jack has decided over the last few days that he isn't as potty trained as I thought. He's decided that instead of using the toilet, he just prefers to strip off his pants and pee on the floor of whatever room he happens to be in.

I'm so glad I got rid of that stupid cat that wouldn't use the litter box. But what am I supposed to do about the children?


Anonymous said...

It may be a relaxation thing that makes them have to poop after they get in bed.


mel said...

Yeah, I'm sure that's the case with Kain. That kid can't wind down enough to actually sit and relax until he's forced to go to bed, I'm sure. :)

Jack...I don't know. I think we are in the middle of a potty power-struggle. He is doing worse, not better, and I'm ready to forget the whole thing and put him back in diapers for a while. (sigh)

alicia said...

A great book - Toilet training in less than a day - a method originally developed to use with children with developmental delay but works well with all kids - I used it with all 6 of mine. Includes what to do if you have gotten off to a bad start using the conventional methods....