Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Panty Debate


Seeing as my husband and I are totally stumped on why our daughter is still peeing her pants during the day, and she's almost 5yrs old.......................

She gets panties; she pees in panties...............all over my home, beds (again, she's awake) belongings, brothers/sisters belongings, carpet, etc. Amazing she never pees on the linoleum or hardwoods. Never even once. She gets diapers; she holds it in like a camel.

We feel she has a defiant streak and is aiming her anger at us thru peeing all over the house. We put a pullup on her and she thinks it's a convenient portable potty. So we then put her in diapers and she holds in the pee, yes, like a camel.

To test the defiance/oppositional theory:
We are trying an experiment today. I'm putting her in panties and sending her off to ECEAP preschool. This is her second day of school. Yesterday she stayed dry there in diapers, and took her diaper on/off to use the toilet there. If she pees her pants today, we'll know it's just too hard to stay dry for now & continue with diapers. If she stays dry, well, she's a turd for intentionally peeing all over my house. I'll write in tonight with the update.

I'm trying to be creative here, and inspire her to use the toilet.

5 comments:

emmay said...

I do not envy you.

Grandmoo said...

Pay her. It's cheaper. Pick your battles (and cloth and make her fold the diapers).

Grandmoo said...

Serious note: If you suspect opp/def., make her wear diapers and insist she do only what infants do during the day... esp. when she wants to play outdoors, watch t.v., etc. She'll get tired of it.

Round the Bend said...

I wish you luck - it's amazing what they'll do, eat & handle for anyone other than their parents.

Kids Special Needs said...

Yea, I don't envy myself either......