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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tantrums,Tactics and Tips from the Queen of the Throne:The Clorox Lounge Sweepstakes and More...

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 3:48 PM

In my house my husband is the king of the castle, but I'm queen of the throne which isn't an easy task with a little prince running around. My little prince makes tackling the Big T a big job. The trouble with the "little prince" is tantrums in the potty.  He is notorious for throwing tantrums on a whim, especially at bathtime. How does a queen solve the problem of a tantrum throwing prince? Easy, with a few tactics and tricks for tackling the Big T bathroom time can become laughroom time.

Tantrums are part of the Big T in my castle, so I had to develop queenly tactics and un-queen like tricks for my little prince.

Tactic #1: Make bathtime fun! My little prince hates to take a bath. This is where one of my un-queen tricks comes into the scenario. I turn the Big T into the castle mote, complete with dragons(no dragons were hurt in this production) and danger. What little prince doesn't like dragons and danger?  Prince Cameron's mission is to rescue the damsel in distress( that would be me) from the evil clutches of the Toilet King. He loves to play this game and bathtime is more relaxed and tantrums flow down the drain with the bath water.

Tactic #2: The Battle of the Toilet Seat! If you have a little prince then you know what I'm talking about. Life at the Big T can be a battle of wills at any given time. Prince Cameron's favorite battle is the toilet seat. Up, down, up, down it's a never ending battle at Castle Big T. Henceforth another un-queen like trick comes into play. How could I ever win this battle with my little prince?  I was prepared to do battle.I armored myself with heavy duty cleaning supplies and made my way to the battlefield. My little prince was waiting, toilet seat up. I pulled out my sword(toilet brush) and readied for the Battle of the Toilet Seat. Let's just say Prince Cameron lost the battle and I won the war. No more battles of the toilet seat at Castle Big T.

Tactics and tricks don't always work on my little prince, but making life fun at Castle Big T is my number one priority for Prince Cameron. He now takes a bath without tantrums and the toilet seat is always where it should be(this Queen Mum doesn't want to get her backside wet).

So whether you have a little prince or princess and want to quell tantrums, just create a little fun in the Big T and be sure to stop by The Clorox Lounge for a few laughs...

And now it's time for me to escape my queenly duties(no pun intended) for the day with help from The Clorox Lounge.

The Clorox Family of Toilet Products recently launched a fun new Web site celebrating one of the most-used and underrated rooms in our homes - the bathroom! The Clorox Lounge is turning the bathroom into the laughroom with a community hub designed to be a mom’s go-to place for comedy. Hosted by comedian, actress and mom Sherri Shepherd, the site found at TheCloroxLounge.com features hilarious anecdotes, fun contests, exciting give-a-ways, coupons and just the right amount of comic relief. An inspiration for an entire genre of comedy, the potty is often named as the number one place for moms to find a moment of quiet and a break from a busy day! Whether it’s potty training, cleaning wars, or simply rites of passage that come with kids growing-up, the bathroom is such a huge part of our lives.

The Clorox Lounge activities kick-off with the Last Comic Sitting Competition and Sweepstakes, starting February 27, 2012. During this time, you also have an opportunity to win $10,000 in the Last Comic Sitting Sweepstakes. Simply visit The Clorox Lounge to sign-up and be automatically entered for a chance to win the top prize.

About Last Comic Sitting Competition & Sweepstakes:

The Clorox Lounge activities kick-off with Last Comic Sitting Competition and Sweepstakes, starting February 27, 2012. Over the course of eight weeks, 10 of the funniest mom and dad comics will go head-to-head in a stand-up throw-down for the chance to sit on the throne and be crowned the Last Comic Sitting. Each week, they’ll face a new challenge and based on your votes, one will be eliminated. The grand prize winner will receive $10,000. For four weeks, you will have the opportunity to vote and narrow the comics down to the top mom and top dad.

You also have an opportunity to win $10,000 in the Last Comic Sitting Sweepstakes. Simply visit The Clorox Lounge to sign-up and be automatically entered for a chance to win the top prize. You can generate up to two additional entries each day, per day, by logging in and commenting, until April 22, 2012. Fans can also enter for a chance to win cool prize packs. Ten prizes will be given each week, for twelve weeks, until April 22, 2012

Disclaimer: “I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Clorox® blogging program, for 8,000 My SocialMoms Rewards Points. For more information on how you can participate, click here.”

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Anonymous said...

No princes in our house....I can't imagine! Almost got princess number 3 trained though...whoo hooo!!

Cecelia Dowdy on March 1, 2012 at 9:30 PM said...

My son is six, so, it's been awhile since we've tackled the potty-training episodes. I recall he was three before he was totally potty trained! He doesn't really fuss about taking a bath or shower. He seems to enjoy it, even when he was little! I think he just likes playing with all those plastic cars, boats, etc. in the water! I hope you have a wonderfully blessed day!

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