Lately, I've pretty much just given up altogether, to be honest.
I've resigned myself to the fact that I have ONE. STUBBORN. CHILD. ..... and she will do things when SHE sees fit.
All along, she has continued to go on the potty when she feels like it - once or twice a day (if we're lucky), and for those times, I always have a package of candy on the shelf in the bathroom to reward her.
Meanwhile, I've been reorganizing my pantry .... which entails putting everything in canisters and jars. And that got me to thinking .... I might as well put the potty treats in a jar, too!
But I couldn't stop there, of course.
I had to make it CUTE!
('Cause everything needs to be cute!)
So. Mission Potty Treat Jar was in full effect.
I took a small jar (Anchor-Hocking, $3.99) and a spool of assorted 18-inch ribbons from the $1 section at Target and got to work!
The ribbons ....
I took one ribbon and tied the end in a knot, big enough to fit around the jar opening.
Then I cut the remaining ribbons into 6 inch pieces and tied those in knots around the original ribbon.
I slipped the ribbon around the jar opening and continued tying ribbons -
(simply slide shorter pieces up through the main ribbon and tie in knots!)
Lucy helped! :-)
I added cute alphabet stickers to the jar to spell "Potty Treats"
.... and Ta-da!
But of course I had to involve spray paint in there somewhere!
So, the lid got slapped with some Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze.
The turquoise (aka: my current color obsession) just adds a little extra pop of color and cuteness. :-)
And the jar found its home on the shelf in the bathroom .... where Lucy has a clear view of it from the potty.
And so far, it seems to actually be helping!
(Yes, I'm aware I've said something like this before ...)
She no longer says "I have to go potty, Mama" .... she says, "I want potty treats, Mama!"
Hopefully I'm not creating a monster. :)~
But at this point --- whatever works, people!!!
(Oh! And Britany over at She Made It has another version of a Potty Treat Jar, which is adorable, as well! Go check it out! :-)