After spanning the gamut of alleged constipation remedies, it turns out the equation for regularity in a digestively-challenged three year old is this: Milk + Yoplait Fiber One = Bathroom success!
Oh, yes, indeedy.
Since we started making strawberry yogurt "smoovies" a week ago, things are cranking along nicely. To the tune of multiple times a day. Yes, you heard that right. Plural poos in a 24 hour period. This from a child whose "norm" is once every ten days, and who recently told me she'd just "poop at Christmas". Ye doggies! Never, ever had we had such activity. Even when she was a newborn and pooping was supposedly a key component of the job description.
Lately, I've been hearing these lovely words (yelled casually from the bathroom):
"Maaaaa...ma? I need a book and some privacy, please."
Of course, immediately after she says this, she points to the floor beside the toilet and asks me to stay "right there". Yippee, thanks! Just where I wanted to be - trapped in a room with someone enthralled with their "funny noises". (Giggle, giggle.)
High-five, Yoplait. You, my friend, are infinitely more pleasant company than our posse of ex-buddies: Glycerin Suppository, Miralax, Benefiber, and Prune Juice.