Yes, pixies, it's that old fable, The Boy Who Cried Wolf.
Well, if you replace The Boy with The Sweet Baboo.
And Wolf with one or more of the following: Tummy Hurts; I Need to Go Potty; Frow Up.
Tummy Hurts is useful when one wants the pink tub that one used to Frow Up about a month ago. It would be such a great container for toting toys around. Better than a direct request, which is likely to get denied, Tummy Hurts is the best in toddler strategy and manipulation. Bonus: gets Mama excited. When Tummy Hurts does not work as desired, try Frow Up.
I Need to Go Potty is used when in the carseat for extended periods of time. Boredom sets in, and I Need to Go Potty results in a trip to a convenience store, restaurant, or other exciting location. Best of all, it also results in removal from carseat. Bonus: grateful little sister also benefits from carseat removal. Alternate setting: in bed, while not falling asleep at the parent-defined desirable time.
Will the potty training whines never end?
AW: She's talking enough to play these little games. I'm grateful for that. Remind me of that, please?