So, I'm going to be completely honest. My son, who is 4 (turns 5 this Sunday), has had a hard time finishing his potty training. I could not, for anything, get the boy to poop in the potty. We tried stickers, charts, games, songs, a muscial potty... EVERYTHING. And he would NOT go poop in the toliet, but he pee's in the toliet just fine, has since he was a about 3. So this has been going on for about 2 years. About a year ago we, on advice from the pediatrician, took away the pull ups, so I've been dealing with poopy pants for about a year.
Last week my son and I came to an agreement. I told him IF he poops in the potty, I'd go get him chocolate candy. He said he wanted cake, I said fine. Well, last night he ACTUALLY popped in the potty and I kept my word. I made him chocolate cupcakes and gave him one. I made 1/2 the batter in to cupcakes (and told son he could have another one if he poops in the potty today) and 1/2 into a round cake. I took 2 pieces the round cake to the neighbors and I had a small piece last night (within my calorie amount) and haven't touched any since.
The Victory here is not only that I haven't eaten another bite (great for me as before I would've eatten it all by now) but that its not even calling to me. There is no Siren's Pull to the CHOCOLATE CAKE!!! I'm too interested in trying to get as close to my Fall Equinox Goal as possible!!