In an effort to get myself out of the training trenches as quickly as possible, I am bribing my child to tinkle on the potty. With sugar. Over the counter, can buy it at a gas station, probably stocked in vending machines sugar. Hard core.
Yesterday she asked for a monkey ride. Under no circumstances do we call mommy a 'piggy' anything, so riding on my back is a monkey ride.
rio: Mommy, I want up! Monkey rides, puhwease! And you say 'whoo hoo hoo'!
me: hikes her up Whoo hoo hoo! Whoo hoo ... feels warmth on her back ... did you just tinkle?
rio: Yes! Yes I did tinkle!
me: On mommy?
rio: Yes! I tinkled on mommy! Now, I need a tinkle treat!
Somehow, somewhere, I'm screwing things up badly and I have no idea what to do but laugh.