and this is how it came about:
We've been working on the poop-in-the-potty issue for months. But he was soo anti. He didn't even want to talk about it, let alone sit on the potty. But at last. All day yesterday and all the previous day he had to poop. But he wouldn't do it. And finally, when he asked to play in his tent, it struck me -- perhaps he'd poop in his tent (i mean i would set the tent up in the bathroom around his potty)! and yes yes. yes he did.
Now, owen in the proud recipient of a piston cup (if you've never seen the disney movie ''Cars" then you won't know what this is. but to Owen, this is kindof the ultimate achievement. and he's obsessed with the Cars movie.). He's been playing with it all day today. AND he pooped in the potty again today. It was his own idea. Hooray! We're all very excited - including Owen! Oh, and he didn't need the tent surrounding him while he pooped this time, which i am glad for.