Can You Flush Tootsie Rolls? or How Not to Potty Train Your Child

Yes, we are still struggling to get Big One to go Number 2 in the potty. Our brainchild tonight? Tootsie Rolls.

Big One started his screaming/dancing/I'm-not-going-to-poop-even-though-I-really-need-to routine. Since I was nursing Little One to sleep, I suggested Hubs try the Tootsie Roll play which he devised a few weeks ago.

Hubs secretly grabbed a Tootsie Roll from the leftover Halloween candy. He collected Big One's Curious George stuffed animal. Do you see where this is going?

Hubs announced that Curious George really needed to go potty. Big One took the bait and ran after them into the bathroom. After sitting on the potty chair for a few seconds, Curious George miraculously pooped.

Big One was in awe.

"He pooped! HE POOPED!"

I heard the toilet flush. Can you flush Tootsie Rolls? I sure hope so.

"Hey, my tiger needs to poop too!"

Uh oh. Not how this was supposed to work.

"No, Big One. Tigers poop outside. But you can go on the potty. Why don't you try like Curious George?"

Big One was convinced that suddenly all of his stuffed animals gained the ability to go #2 in the potty. Hubs vetoed several stuffed animals and finally admitted to Big One that the "poop" was actually candy.

"NO! Curious George really pooped!" Big One insisted.

Big One never pooped.

I have a feeling I'll be fishing stuffed animals out of the toilet tomorrow.


Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

I'm sorry, but that was really funny. You guys sure are getting creative!

Stephanie said...

That is sooo creative! I love this story! :o)

Lucky Me! said...

I am struggling to potty train my 2 year old (3 in March). I couldn't help but laugh at this. They come up with the funniest things, don't they?

Paula said... funny Hang in there They will poop eventually

Dee Light said...

This is way too funny!! Good luck with the potty training. It will happen sooner or later. My little guy was 2 1/2 to almost 3 before he really started using the potty. Of course my mom had all of us trained by 2, but I think they started much earlier back then.

Jolene said...

This is hilarrrrious!