Well, It's May 1st and we started potty training on April 1st. It hasn't been that bad, though I can't say that we're done by any stretch of the imagination.
Some of the highlights:
*Missionaries came over for dinner on day 1. As we were eating, James kept telling them about the Potty Party, Pee, Poop, all of his new underwear, etc. As they tried to share a message with us, James kept interjecting potty talk, potty humor and he would dash off to bring in some of his new underwear and wave it in the Elders' faces. Yeah, thank heavens it was new underwear.
* Has to be nakey from waist down to do his business. Not so convenient in public restrooms, you know.
* As we were falling asleep one night, I told Ben if he could get James to poop on the potty the next morning I would pay him $20. I still owe him that.
* Every one of the songs he knows now has the word "poop" inserted in it somewhere.
We are DEFINITELY still working on the whole poop thing. He's not a big fan of doing it in the right place. However, I think we are progressing...Happy Meals are a powerful bribe.
I don't know what to do (or if something needs to be done) about the whole pee thing. It's been 30 days, and he's only had 10 accidents, total. (yeah, I keep a calendar and make tally marks.) Most of those were in the first week. But, and here's the big but, he's never, not once, told us that he needs to go pee. We've just increased the time between potty breaks every week and now we're taking him every 2 1/2 hours or so. Do we need to try to get him to tell us when he actually needs to go? Or do we just leave it alone and keep taking him according to our schedule?