Well well well. It seems Gavin is not completely potty trained after all. Let me start from the beginning of this whole mess I'm in... Before he was peeing in the potty, my grandmother told me that it's easiest to potty train boys during the summer because you can let them pee in the backyard. So, that's what I did. Told Gav he could pee in the backyard. And guess what... That did the trick! He loved being able to go outside and pee without worrying about making it into the toilet (apparently that is a difficult task). I didn't care though, as long as he wasn't wearing pull ups anymore. And for a while he was also pooping in the potty. But then one day that all changed.
I heard him open the back door.
I went outside to see what he was doing; I opened the door to find him standing in the backyard, stripped of his shorts and underwear, and pooping (yes, like a dog) in the grass.
Oh. My. Gosh.
I demanded he come inside that instant, and finish pooping in the potty. I also informed him that I did not EVER want him pooping outside again, or I would have him sleeping out there with the dogs. I thought that was the end of my nightmare. But no, a few days later the same thing happened. And then again a few days after that. Well finally, I got a diaper and put that on him. He didn't like it so much. & has now decided he will no longer poop outside. Except now he is just holding it. All. The. Time. I don't know what it is about sitting on the toilet to poop, but he won't do it. What is a mother to do? How did you get your child to poop in the potty?