We have a deal going with Fifi at the moment; if she does another poo on the toilet she will get a scooter. A pink one. So, far we have managed to get her to do two poo’s its this third one which is the golden ticket to high speed adventure. Its this third one which is proving a problem.
I haven’t consciously tried to potty train her, she wants to do it. She even requests to sit on the toilet at random moments and is very keen to be able to wear knickers. So much so, that she points out to everyone that she want to wear them as her nappy is a bit uncomfortable. It’s cute, funny and endearing, like a lot of the things she does.
There is one slight flaw in the plan, I am not sure what happens once she achieves a scooter. Do we go back to nappies or will the good work continue?. I hope it continues, as from experience I can say that once they reach 2 and a half it is not very nice changing a nappy.
There is also the issue of having two children on scooters on the school run. At the moment I find myself jogging with the pushchair each morning, much to the mirth of the other parents. I suspect that with two on scooters there will be wildly varying speed differentials and I shall be using vocal commands. Perhaps I also need to invest in a megaphone…