My 8 year old daughter and almost 6 year old son, share a bathroom, much to my daughter’s chagrin.
On a weekly basis, I hear my daughter complain about my son’s non-flushing habits.
And hey- I can’t blame her, really. It’s just something you never get used to. But, lately, all her complaining about his failure to remember has driven me batty.
We’ve reminded my son, prodded, corrected, rewarded – bribed. Nothing has worked.
So. My daughter took matters into her own hands. After my kids left for school last week, I was straightening upstairs and this is what I saw:
I laughed and I left it there. Because, frankly, I thought it was brilliant and I wanted to see if it worked.
The complaints ceased because there was flushing, people. Much flushing.
We now have a true, card-carrying, flusher, thanks to my daughter’s idea.
Helpful Tip: Put Masking Tape in the Perfect Place to Produce Perfect Potty Protocol!
I’m now applying tape to all sorts of places! I just finished “If your going to wet your tooth brush, you might as well Use it!” Oh, and I’m not afraid to draw pictures on the masking tape for the non-readers in my home!