The book said to have 30 pairs of panties on hand. I thought they were lying. They weren’t. Since I’ve lost all perspective on time with this 3 day method, I thought I’d review the stash.
This is the group of prizes that you will dole out every time your smiling child comes to you after successfully having made it in time to the potty. Little items for the every moment. Big items for when you are absolutely thrilled with them.
Our stash consists of a number of stickers. A bag of Smarties. A bunch of items from the dollar store. Toys, puzzles, a colouring book. And the piece de resistance, a crown for the queen of the throne.
You will end up bribing your child. Pleading with them really. Hoping beyond hope that something will click and they will magically go to the potty every single time in the bathroom. You will yearn to hand out even the smallest sticker, and you will end up eating almost all of the chocolate by yourself. You will likely at some point pop Smarties into your mouth with glee as your child watches you devour “their” prize. You will feel guilty….later.