I dont know if you've heard about this new phenomenon or not. Probably not, because I am clearly on the cutting edge of all things poop.
One of my fellow "in-the-know" friends, Kelly, introduced me to it. If It came from her it is definitely going to be all the rage..... I think she is even cool enough to wear Toms shoes. Plus, I know her from my awesome church, so she is legit.
It's called a Plog. You know, a Poop Log.......Where you take a piece a paper, a pen and your potty-training child and follow him/her around all day. Then you keep a ledger or log, if you will, of the detailed workings of your child's butthole and urethra.
8:25 sat, nothing
8:50 clenching, sat nothing
9:45 saw treats, wanted one, went pee
10:55 tiny skid mark, clenching tried, no poop
11:25 pee accident
11:45 little poo in pants, sat nothing
12:00 pee accident
1:00 tiny poop in pants, sat nothing, then pee in toilet
1:30 asked to try, nothing
2:15 said tummy hurt, sat nothing
2:50 clenching, poop on bum but not on underwear sat, nothing
4:05 tiny pee drop in underwear sat, nothing
4:50 pee accident
5:30 try nothing
8:00 woke up full diaper pee
8:10 tried, nothing
9:40 clenching, underpants clean, nothing
10:20 pee accident
10:45 clenching, clean underwear, nothing
11:15 pee accident
12:00 clenching, clean, nothing
1:10 clenching, pee + poop in toilet
2:20 tried to pee, 3 tiny drops
Dont forget to include what you found in their underwear/diaper/bum. Feel free to enumerate the drops of urine your subject delivers.
Also, include any clenching that may be going on. If you feel like it, include what orifice is doing the clenching. Don't be embarrassed to note skid marks.
You can even do this with your spouse, siblings or other family members.... which is why I'm totally bringing my pen and notebook when I visit my family next month. We've been trying to potty train my little sisters for years.
Above all, remember, this is your Plog, be as creative as you want.
Please note Cutter's 3.84615% success rate! Go Cutter!
(By the way, Cutter is one of the cutest, funniest, most entertaining kids I have ever had the pleasure of egging on. I wish I had a picture of him that didn't show him in his underpants and I would totally post it.)