Don't you just love m&m's? These have been the BIG focus of this week as I have been using them as bribery. Yep. We have been toilet training here in our household and food works best to motivate my toddler. So each time he successfully manages a wee in the potty, he gets a few m&m's. He needs to be as trained as possible before he starts preschool in mid February after his third birthday.
I've actually been surprised at how well he has done, as we have had a few casual goes at toilet training in the past, but this week has been the first time I've really gotten serious about it and had him in 'big boy undies' and only nappies for sleeps. We are yet to get #2's successfully in the potty, and then we need to make it from potty to toilet......but he is doing REALLY well. My boy is growing up....
We went out for a coffee and 'babycino' a few mornings ago, and the cafe we went to serves m&m's with their babycinos and put 100s and 1000s on the froth. Josh saw the m&m's and proceeded to tell me that 'you have to do wee in the potty for those'. I, of course, told him it would be ok if he had these ones without having to go to the potty. Later that night I overheard him 'praying' and after saying 'thankyou for grandma and grandpa' he said 'and thankyou for the lady who brought the chocolate and sprinkles'. Totally adorable. I had to stop myself from giggling while pretending to be asleep next to him!