Now, he's pooping in his pants. On purpose. Once over this past weekend (could have been Friday?), yesterday, and he almost did today. Today, he went into the bathroom (he KNEW he had to go), and stood next to the toilet and started going. I realized what he was doing and went in and took his pants off and put him on the potty. Our conversation was something like this (only a million times longer - the child never stops talking):
DS - I was going to poop in my pants but you came just in time
Me - when you poop, you need to go on the potty
DS - yeah, I was going to go in my pants but you came just in time
Me - why didn't you sit on the potty? (he is capable of this - he's been doing it for MONTHS)
DS - because I couldn't (this is a theme recently. I hate it)
Me - if you need help you need to ask for it. Just say, "Mommy, can you help me?" and I will come help
DS - well, I was going to go in my pants but you came just in time.
So - I didn't get mad at him, but I'm super frustrated. I was thinking before that he might be constipated, or holding it in at school and then not being able to make it to the potty - but his poop today was huge, and I mean like adult sized, and formed (he's known for gigantic poops that stink up the entire apartment - happens at his dad's too), so there goes that theory.
What is a GD way to handle a 3yo who is pooping in their pants on purpose? This is going to drive.me.NUTS.