This weekend has led Dana and I to the breaking point, which could also be called the screaming point, or the "this kid will have to be home schooled for the rest of his life" point. Morgan has been fully pee trained for a long while now, but he will not poop in the potty.
As if having spent the last 7 years of our life changing diapers wasn't bad enough, we are now changing diapers on 2 babies and cleaning poop several times a day out of Mo's rear and pants. It is gross! He knows when he needs to go, he knows how to go, but he chooses to do it in his pants. He does this even after long conversations about how he cannot poop in his swimming trunks, and if he feels like he needs to poop, he should come inside and get on the potty.
We implemented the lose 5 toys each time you poop your pants rule on Saturday after the 2nd set of poopy underwear. I took away 20 toys Saturday. Another 10 on Sunday, and I think I may still need to take a way another 5.
We also said no to anything Mo wanted at Fred Meyer and later at Wal-Mart. If he wants any toy, movie, game... he will poop in the potty. He also needs to stay out of Dana's and my bed. 7 days is all he has to complete to earn a toy. I think however his room will be empty before then.
We've tried so many different things, and so far, nothing has worked. We are going to be taking an overnight trip this week, and poopy pants are not going to be easy to deal with. Anyone have any good advice?