Wednesday, April 9, 2014

my body tells me...

We talk a lot about what our bodies are telling us to do. This originated from Claire having lots of potty problems. So we need to "listen to our bodies". And it spans over to when our bodies tell us we are full, or that we need a drink instead of candy or that we are bored instead of hungry...etc.

Bruiser hates bedtime (to digress, I'm so WORRIED about this problem for when the baby comes! Advice, anyone?). He wants to go potty 20 times, or needs a drink or whatever. He's in and out of his room. A few times I've found the toilet brush in the middle of the carpet, or something equally as disgusting. A few other times, he goes outside. When we first moved here, I was in the bathtub and he went outside. A naked Deb scared for a child in the street is not a happy thing. Solution? LOCK HIM IN! So we do. If he comes out once, he gets locked in. It seems harsh, but I don't know what else to do. Solutions? Suggestions? HELP!

So, tonight is much like any other night. Bruiser came out of his room after I took him to the bathroom twice, gave him a drink, etc. When he came out on his own, he said he needed to go to the potty. We took him. There was no evidence of needing to go potty. Then, we locked the door. He began yelling. Nick goes up to see what's the matter (which I won't do. I think it promotes him to do it more) and Nick tells him:

Bruiser, stop yelling. You're going to hurt your throat.

Bruiser pauses. Thinks for a second. And then says:

My throat tells me I have to go potty.

1 comment:

Sunny said...

For one of my kids I put the gate up in the doorway. That way, they could open the door if the wanted, but they couldn't get out. I read an idea once that might work. What she did because her little girl always called her back to the room to ask her another question or to get a drink or bathroom, was give her a limit. She got a drink and went to the bathroom as part of going to bed, then she got three things. She could ask two questions and use the bathroom. Get a drink, ask a question and go to the bathroom. Any combination, but once three was reached they shut the door and she was not to come out again. Once she knew she could do those three things she was okay with the limit. I don't know if they would work, but its one thing I have heard work for others.