Formal Protests

by beagooddad on June 25, 2007

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Pookie has been very good around the house with making sure he goes to the bathroom to go pee or poop.

There are a few noticeable exceptions.

  • When he is watching too good of a cartoon
  • When he is reading too good of a book
  • When he is listening to too good of music

He fairly frequently has refused to go to the bathroom when the entertainment was too good.

Over the weekend, I took a stand.

He pooped on the floor because he wanted to finish reading a book instead. I took the book away. He screamed like I’ve never heard him scream before and ended up getting sent to his room to calm down. We did a lot of talking about why the book was taken away. Then he got mad because I was not going to give him the book back for the rest of the day.

Yesterday, he picked out his own video to watch. About half way through, he peed on the floor. I took the video out and he screamed like I’ve only ever heard him scream one other time before. We did a lot of talking about why I took the video away. He ended up needing to go to his room to calm down. He did not seem entirely shocked that I was not going to put the video back in.

Pookie complains about so few things it is pretty shocking to see him that upset about anything. It is amazing to see how upset he can get for somebody with such little practice.

I am sure it will all settle down before too long. I’ve already noticed that he is calming down more quickly from some of his milder complaints.

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