my smart little four year old.

Canada
March 12, 2007 8:42pm CST
I tell ya, my daughter is smart. I made a deal with her that IF she stayed dry in the morning for seven mornings, she could get this Baby Bratz doll for it. 7 times. My daughter has been telling me that she has been waking up dry. What she doesn't know is that I realise what she does in the morning. She will change her wet clothes in the morning, and hide them in the basket. She will change her bedsheets to make it look like she's dry. Can you believe that one? LOL I didn't think a four year old could think like that. She really wants that doll hey?
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@Foxxee (3654)
• United States
13 Mar 07
She seems really smart! That is really cute! Your going to get her that doll huh? For just being cute and smart? LOL! My daughter would do stuff like that and I always end up getting her that special toy. Although I wish I would of called her on her actions because now she thinks she can hid things from me. LOL! Good luck with your little one!
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• Canada
13 Mar 07
Oh yeah I am going to get her the doll. She needs a few more stickers and then she's getting it. She's worked so hard on it. She has been called out on it, we do wash her sheets together too!
@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
13 Mar 07
Do you make the baby scrub them by hand as well? 4 year old kids shouldn't be doing laundry.
• Canada
13 Mar 07
Ok I don't know what your problem is "Do you make the baby scrub them by hand as well? 4 year old kids shouldn't be doing laundry." She doesn't scrub her sheets. She simply puts them into the washing machine, or beside it.
• Canada
13 Mar 07
that's funny, kids are a lot smarter than we make them out to be. they come up with the cutest things to hide what they are doing wrong and sometimes it's so hard to give them trouble for it cause it's so cute and funny. did she get the doll?
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• Canada
13 Mar 07
Not yet. She has four more stickers to go! :D
• United States
13 Mar 07
holy cow she's smart!
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• Canada
13 Mar 07
LOL I know hey,too smart!
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I guess it must be pretty important to her..lol When my brother was little he was about 3 I think. My mother was trying to make him give up his bottles. So if he threw them away he could have a tupperware noahs ark. Well he got the ark taken away a couple of times for us finding hidden bottles..he was taking them out of the trash outside..lol Well he's 38 now and when we were at his house a couple of weeks ago and my mother said to him "when you come over I need a lightbulb put in for the deck spot light" and he said "and if I don't" My mother said "do I need to take back the ark?"...it still goes on...lol She sounds like me when there's a will, there's a way.
@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
13 Mar 07
I hope you are calling her for lieing. It may be smart, but its not good for her to cheat. And trying to bribe a kid into not wetting the bed is just as bad as her lieing. She wets the bed because her bladder hasn't matured yet! Its normal for a 4 year old to wet the bed. Stop being such a perfectionist, buy some pullups for her, and get her the doll because she deserves it since you have unrealistic expectations. if she COULD stop wetting the bed, she WOULD have already. If you kep oushing her, she will only develop an inferiority complex.
• Canada
13 Mar 07
Ok im not giving her a complex. She and I agreed if she woke up dry for 7 times (not necessary in a row) she would get the doll. And um no I don't believe in buying disposable anything - we cloth diaper and I refuse to buy paper diapers. She doesn't always wake up wet. I don't have unrealistic expectations thank you =- I don't scold her for wetting the bed. Thanks for the comment, but I think you came across as a little harsh. I think I know my daughter thank you
• United States
13 Mar 07
wow, judyt00...that's a bit hard to say that she's setting unrealistic expectations for her daughter. I don't see it that way at all. I see it as ANOTHER WAY of teaching her daughter to use the potty when she has to.
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@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
13 Mar 07
It has absolutely NOTHING to do with toilettraining. Thc child simply has not matured enough physically to be able to tell when she has to urinate in her sleep. Its just how many children develop. To promise a reward for not doing something the child can't control IS unrealistic and down right cruel. Notice how the child is hiding the fact that she has wet the bed! I feel really sorry for a child whose parent makes them feel ashamed and humiliated when all she has to do is buy a few diapers but would rather pull the environment card. Paper comes from trees, a renewable resourse, and even disposable diapers can be recycled if you just bother to look for the right company
@tba123 (457)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I think she's very smart. At that age they're often literal thinkers too. My understanding from your post is you made a deal that when you came into her room in the mornings if she and her bed were dry for 7 days she'd get the doll. By changeing her clothes and bed when she wets them before you enter her room she's working on keeping her part of the deal. Just another perspective.
• Canada
13 Mar 07
Thats the thing though, I don't make a deal of her changing her own sheets. She does this on her own. This entire post was not about my parenting, this was about how smart my daughter is by doing this on her own. I am not making a huge deal out of her peeing the bed, kids have accidents it happens.
@tba123 (457)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I hope u didn't misunderstand what I was saying. Wasn't making a judgement on your parenting. Was commenting on how smart your daughter is in her way of earning the doll.
• Canada
13 Mar 07
LOL oh no worries! Sorry I didn't mean to sound off about the comment... thats my fault and I apologize
@jojogirl (289)
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
smart kid! so clever! LOL just like you, i also have a four year old daughter but i am in no hurry to get her out of XXL pull-ups. i've kinda accepted that her bladder won't be mature enough to handle bedwetting until she is about 5 years old or so. maybe you should talk to your kid and tell her that you knew about her not being able to keep herself dry the whole night, and that it is not good to cheat. but because of her cleverness, you would still buy that Bratz doll for her. congratulations itsjustmeb, you sure transmitted good genes to her...