Potty Training? Pass The Sprinkles.

posted by on 04/15/2011 | 213 comments (leave one of your own)

Some folks got their undies in a bunch this week (side eye to fox news) when it came out that JCrew’s president paints her son’s toenails.

Because, you know, nail polish celebrates “transgendered children” (WHATCHA TALKIN BOUT WILLIS) and probably will completely make you gay, gay, gay.

Allow me I to let you in on a dirty parenting secret:  I potty trained my son with nail polish.

And not just any nail polish, super shiny, sinful nail polish.

sprinkles

Troy has been obsessed with nail polish since he was roughly 18 months old.  He has witnessed me painting his sister’s nails since birth and wanted in on the action.  I refused because he’s a boy; boys don’t paint their nails.

And then I was attempting to potty train him and that reasoning went out the window.

One of my biggest challenges with my oldest was potty training, I sucked at it.  I never hit on anything that would convince her that potty training is a big bag of awesome.  She balked at the standard sticker chart and cried for the m&m’s without setting foot in the bathroom and proceeded to go in her diapers until she was almost four.

When it was apparent our son was ready to be done with diapers, meaning he took them off himself when they were wet, we tried the same old training tricks.  He didn’t like the sticker chart, he just wanted to ball the stickers up in his tiny little fist and most of the time said a polite “No Dank You” at the offer of candy in exchange for sitting on his bamboo potty ring.

It hit me when he brought me a bottle of “sprinkles”, which is what he calls anything with glitter and/or sparkles, and asked for some on his thumb:  I can use this in my favor.

My favor totally being I will paint your thumb in exchange for sitting on the potty.  If you try to “go”, I will paint your toes.

I am married to the biggest roughneck, NASCAR watching, truck driving Asian you will ever meet and you know what?  He had absolutely no problem with his son wearing nail polish.  He came home one night and Troy was showing off his “sprinkles” and wearing big boy underwear and potty training was a done deal.

It took me all of a week.

Troy still occasionally asks for polish on his toes and I oblige.   He’s three.  If by chance this is somehow throwing off his developing gender identity and he still wants pedicures when he is 23?

Well, I’ll buy.

sprinkle toes

That’s just how we roll.

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