Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Lapse in Judgement

Ok, this story requires a little "back story" first.  Firecracker still gets rewarded with "candy" when he goes # 2 on the potty (I'm sorry if this is more information than you want to know, but I promise it's all relevant to the story!).  Only the candy has been switched from M&Ms to his gummy vitamins.  And for some reason he almost always ends up needing to be rewarded right before nap time- if you get my drift.  Ok, uncomfortable back story is done and you can all take a sigh of relief.

Normally when he gets his "candy" I make sure he's chewed it up and swallowed it before he lays down for his nap.  Well, the other day I was busy and distracted so I forgot to take this extra step. I guess I just assumed he would be fine with it.

After about 10 minutes of him being in his bed, I heard him crying and calling for me.  I raced in there only to find that he had taken his gummy out of his mouth and stuffed it into a part of his toy car that folds up..... (p.s. I may be a softie of a Mama, but he is allowed to bring one toy to bed with him, almost always) You can imagine how thrilled I was about this.  (heavily sarcastic tone intended here)

I did not over react (which I was proud of myself for =).  I took the car away and told him he couldn't have a toy since now this one was all messed up.  I stepped outside of the room and laughed!  Oh goodness!  The things little people come up with! Hahahaha!  The Hubs was able to clean out the gummy from the car using a small screw driver, and the car is no worse for the wear.

Let's just say, I will not be forgetting to make him swallow his gummy before he lays down for nap for a long time!!!

Hope you have a great day!

Ms. T

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