Monday, January 3, 2011
The Turd Burglar Strikes Again.
Do you remember this little ditty of a story?:
Click here to read a hilarious story about how I thought there was a burglar who poops in the toilet before murdering his victims.
Well, tonight I was chatting with Murphy's dad and he said that Murphy put a footlong sub in the toilet. Murphy has autism and can be a bit of a handful, so naturally I assumed that he put an actual footlong sub from Subway in the toilet. Nope.
It turns out Murphy was on the potty tonight, giggling and saying "Just try, OK?" over and over again. Murphy likes to torture us by repeating our commands back at us, while disobeying them. This is similar to how he runs around at the pool while screaming, "No running!" Anyways, then Ben said "If you poop in the toilet, you can have some ice cream." Apparently his little face immediately went serious and then he pushed that huge thing out. That footlong-sub-sandwiched-sized-thing. Yay Murphy!
If only I had known this little bribery trick all summer while Murphy and I spent precious HOURS in the bathroom. I actually put him on the toilet every hour on the hour and made him sit there for five and sometimes up to fifteen minutes. You can imagine the frustration. Me, sick of changing his diapers, and him, probably sick of me encouraging him with phrases such as, "PUSH! PUSH!" and "Just try, OK?"
Welllll, my diabolical little Murphy, if it's ice cream you want, then it's ice cream you'll get