Usually, Tackle It Tuesday is about what I need to get done or clean. This week is a little different.
I want to tackle some bathroom behaviors. And it won't be just today, but ongoing.
We are having a few ongoing problems:
A. Aiming into the bowl
B. Watching what you're doing (see A)
C. Flushing when you're done
D. Washing hands
These have been constant battles. We have tried many strategies related to the above:
A. Throw cheerios for target practice
B. No more taking toys in with you to do your thing
C. Nagging, nagging, nagging
D. Books about germs, rewards, fun colored soap, hand washing songs
Now we have a new development that has created fear in me...
While I was watching TV the other night, two separate times Baby Pumpkin came running across me dripping wet. I didn't think much of It, thinking that maybe he was getting into his water bowl, but them discovered that his water bowl was dry and there was no water anywhere.
Then I caught him in the act...the silly kitten keeps trying to jump INTO the toilet!
So now I have to add yet another bathroom problem...
I'll even present it to you in rhyme
E. PUT THE SEAT DOWN OR PUMPKIN WILL DROWN
So, this morning, after the bazillionth time of yelling at a child for breaking numerous of these rules, I had had it. I need a plan...
This is what I came up with.
and when you leave the seat up, you will see
Who knows if it will work but desperate times call for desperate measures.
Oh, yes, and since they still forgot something once in awhile after I posted the signs, I added this:
So, yes my bathroom does need a good cleaning, as it does every day when there are three boys in the house. And most days, a quick wipe with Clorox bleach wipes does the trick while I am getting ready to get into the shower.
But for now, we have other bathroom issues to tackle. What are you tackling today?