We returned to the same McDonald’s Playplace of which I previously wrote. We gave her the pep talk about pooping in the potty and telling us if she had an accident and not coming down the slide if there is poop in her panties, etc.
Well, off she went to play. After about 20 minutes she is now at the top of the play structure and my mommy-sense knew something wasn’t right. I called to her and asked what was wrong to which she replied, “nothing.” I then asked her if she was poopy, to which she replied, “No.” She continued to appear not quite right and play around so I asked her again if she had had an accident to which she now replied “Yes” (What is it about this particular playplace that makes her poop?!?!?!) Mom, Dad, and Mimi all started screaming to her to NOT GO DOWN THE SLIDE!!!!!! I shed my shoes and up the (2 1/2-foot-tall) plastic spiral staircase I go and proceed to escort her down the stairs and into the bathroom making sure her bottom touched nothing on the way down. The clean-up this time was (needless to say) much easier.
She then returned to the play structure and again acted weird at the top. We asked her if she had pooped again to which she replied “yes” so up the (keebler-elf-sized) staircase I go again, only to discover it was a false alarm. She was now claiming to be scared to go down the slide (not this again. We just got over this. I can’t tell you the number of slides I have been down with this child on my lap because she has been so scared to go down slides by herself. I once spent 2 hours at a birthday party in an inflatables place following her up the inflatables then down the slides because if I didn’t, she would stand at the top and scream and cry until I did. Ugh, not again!!)
So since I was already there, I agreed to go down the slide with her just once. Little sis Sport, refusing to be outdone, insisted on going down with us, so the 3 of us “slid” down the slide together (it was really more of a scoot because that slide really isn’t that fast if you’re going down by yourself, so add 2 more people to the equation and your frictional coefficient is just to high for sliding). She seemed to get over her fear of the slide pretty quickly because the rest of the day was quite uneventful.
So, all-in-all, it was a successful return to the site of the previous event. We haven’t managed to prevent her from pooping in her pants on the playplace, but at least we contained it and got it to the potty without mommy having to climb up the small green slide!!