Okay, When we potty trained Quinnlyn, of course she was too young to wipe her own bum....and even later on I just didn't want to deal with her not wiping well enough so I continued to do it for her. A few months ago Brett & I decided it was time for her to wipe herself (long overdue). Well, she has been FIGHTING IT ever since. She will seriously just sit on the toilet and cry until we come and wipe her. Here is the struggle that we had today:
"No I can't"
"Yes you can....I'm not going to do it for you anymore"
"Yes you need to"
"Nope you're a big girl and you can wipe yourself"
(of course she's crying by now)
"I'm not a big girl I'm a princess and princesses don't wipe their bums"
"Yes they do"
"Well I'm a puppy"
"Puppies wipe their bums too"
"Then I am a grasshopper"
"They wipe their bums too"
"No they don't, they can't"
"Well their mommies don't wipe their bums either, so what now?"
After about thirty minutes of us arguing (and her sitting on the toilet), I finally went in to watch her wipe....it makes her feel better when we watch her. How did this become our biggest struggle? She potty-trained in a day, gave up the binkie in a day, switched to a big girl bed with no problem, and here we are arguing with her to WIPE HER OWN BUM!!!!Is it really that difficult?