Monday, February 7, 2011

Pee Hands & Responsibility Chart

I stuck my hand in the toilet 3 times today.  I kid you not.  My lovely daughter has decided that in order to wipe herself when she's done going potty, she has to use the entire roll of toilet paper.   Which then gets shoved in the toilet.  Twice today.  Yes, after the second time of fishing a wad of toilet paper out of the toilet with my bare hands I learned my lesson and took the roll of toilet paper out of the bathroom.  Now she has to call me when she needs to wipe, but I'd rather that than pee hands any day.

And then.  My monster boy-child decided it would be fun to play in the toilet water.  And threw a handful of tampons in to help him swirl the water with.  Yeah, another lovely trip into the potty for my poor hands.

We also went to the library today and Rafael decided it would be HILARIOUS to run as fast as he could away from me while giggling hysterically.  And Michaela, being the good big sister, would scream at the top of her lungs, "Rafael, come back, what are you doing?!?"  So I was trying to shut her up while running after the boy, who would then trip, fall flat on his face and start screaming.  After a couple rounds of this I tried to just herd the kids and leave but Rafael started screaming at the indignity of me picking him up, while Michaela freaked out because we had only been at the library for a few minutes and ohmygodIwanttoreadsomebooks!  I don't know how we got out of there, but we did, and in a fairly quiet and normal matter.  I definitely think I'll be taking advantage of the "hold" section more often though.

On a plus note, we started using a Responsibility Chart today for Michaela, and the thing is freakin' genius.  Seriously, I wouldn't be surprised to see a halo of rainbows and unicorns around this sucker, it is that awesome!  Michaela was soooo good today!  Not a single tantrum!  Even the library incident was just a bit of a whine, nothing compared to the evil that was before!  I am shocked and amazed at how well this stupid little thing works, but I'm just going to stop talking about it because I don't want to jinx it!  This little chart alone totally made the pee hands worth it!


Kristin J said...

Oh I feel your pain on the kids in the library. That is hard. And the toilet thing. . . wow. So far we have avoided toilet paper issues so far. I really need to try the responsibility chart. What a great idea.

ang said...

What is this amazing Responsibility chart thing? I have never heard of it. Do tell!!!!! Also, we NEVER go to the library, those bitches are mean. The librarians. They always tell me to keep my children quiet when others are being much louder! Plus, I can't take the dirty looks, it makes me want to punch those ladies in the face. Didn't know I was so violent did you?

Lizzie said...

Holy smokes, that had me laughing out loud. Add to that screaming about broken bananas and you'll have a day in my life too. My son also has developed toilet paper issues. I feel like the toilet paper police when he is in the bathroom. I really should just do as you have done and take it out. We just started with a responsibility chart this week too, but we call it a behavior chart... how funny!