Monday, September 19, 2005

Behold! The power of stickers.

Muffin Man woke up dry this morning but wanted a diaper on to go pee. "Go in the potty", say I.
"Diaper!"
"Well, alright. I'll go and get you a diaper, but you know, you don't get stickers for staying dry all night if you pee in a diaper. It just doesn't count unless you go in the potty."
"Diaper!"
"Okay, I'm going to get one. It's too bad you won't be getting any stickers this morning."

By the time I got back, he'd gone running to the bathroom and went in the toilet.

Stickers. Where would we be without them?

19 comments:

moxiemomma said...

sometimes i think stickers are even better than cheese.

liz said...

They are much better than cheese. Except, of course, for Wensleydale.

Running2Ks said...

Oh, and temp tattoos :)

Julie said...

band-aids are even better than stickers.

ccw said...

Yeah for MM! He is really getting the hang of it. I bet you are thrilled and keep those stickers handy. I will have to remember that.

Scrivener said...

Band-aids are the best kind of sticker in our house.

susan said...

In our house, you've got to be bleeding to get a bandaid, and the resulting shortage of bandaids (since most booboos don't bleed) does seem to give bandaids rather magical properties. Even the thought of a bandaid can sometimes stop sniffles. We also have a treasure chest which is pretty darn fun for rewards.

moxiemomma said...

omg, a treasure chest! like the dentist--genius!!

Yankee T said...

Excellent! Good for MM! Now where's my picture?

Genevieve said...

Mmmmm, Wensleydale . . . . (I assume that was a Wallace and Gromit reference, Liz?)

Genevieve said...

Mmmmm, Wensleydale . . . . (I assume that was a Wallace and Gromit reference, Liz?)

liz said...

Ding, ding, ding! Genevieve sooooo knows me.

Hey, didja all see that a new feature-length Wallace and Gromit is coming out in a couple of weeks?

It might be Muffin Man's first movie theatre experience!

KLee said...

Yay! I LOVE Wallace and Gromit! (Especially Feathers from "The Wrong Trousers!")

Did you know that you can go to the Wallace and Gromit site (www.wandg.com) and join the Gromit fan club? :)

I'll have to send you the picture of the clay figurine that my husband made for the Offspring of Gromit. It's a hoot!

("Not even Wensleydale?")

Scrivener said...

I did ssee the preview. We're planning to take the kiddos too.

Genevieve said...

We are eagerly awaiting The Curse of the Wererabbit. I could've gone to a preview Monday night with a Q&A with Nick Park himself! But it was too late to take J. on a school night, and I decided not to go by myself (I was pretty exhausted, too).

We have W&G figurines (and Wendolene and Preston and a penguin) and a little house that I bought on ebay for J's Hanukkah presents a couple of years ago.

halloweenlover said...

He is so cute! Thank goodness for stickers : )

Suzanne said...

Stickers worked for my son for about 1 week; they have since lost the small amount of behavioral sway they possessed. But hooray once again for MM and his potty success!

Suburban Turmoil said...

I love experiencing potty training before I have to actually do it myself.

Stickers: Check.

purple_kangaroo said...

Stickers worked better than anything else for us, too--even better than candy.