So, in theory, I don't believe in using food as a reward. I think it sends the the wrong message. In theory.
Anyways, about a week ago, D1 pooped on the potty - yay! This made up 3 stickers, which equals a prize. I was all out of prizes. But I was craving ice cream. So I gave her a scoop of ice cream as her reward. I also gave myself a scoop, you know, as my reward.
Of course after she earned 3 more stickers, she wanted ice cream again, but I went back to my theories, and didn't give it to her.
Last night, after I put D1 to bed, I helped myself to a bowl of ice cream. A few minutes later, D1 comes back downstairs.
She sees my ice cream, claps and says "yay Mommy! Did you poop? Good for you! You got a prize!"
Of course Hubby replies, "no sweetie, for Mommy actually pooping is it's own reward"