Well, our little guy did indeed come up with that scheme and play it out. I did make a secret mark on his diaper, and yes we did find it very FULL in the trash the next morning. So, we walked into his room and right away I could see him get uneasy. But then he piped right up and told us how he stayed dry. He was so excited. The best part was when he said, “My jammies are wet. I don’t know how they got wet, but my diaper is dry (his diaper often leaks and makes his jammies wet).”
We continued to check with him and ask him if that was his diaper from last night and that he kept it dry. We even said, “Are you sure you want to stick to that story?” And yes he did! He was dry, by golly!
So, we walked him to the trash can and showed him the diaper. Poor guy knew he was busted! He just wanted that BIG prize so badly.