Anyone who has potty trained a child would probably agree that they would rather spend a month as a POW somewhere hostile than teach a child how to pee into a toilet. I say that and my daughter was relatively easy to train.
She was "day" trained by the time she was 2.5 and night trained before she turned three. I don't know how she did that, but it was all her. I can take no credit. She, like me, sets her mind to something and rolls with it.
SB in her Potty-prize Tiara
But now that my son is approaching 2.5, and it's summertime, the topic has been broached. When to train him? He certainly wants to go potty like a big boy, but currently panics when I take his diaper off to do the deed. And the few times I've put him in his amazingly awesome Lightning McQueen undies he's peed in them without a care in the world - leaving me play a rousing game of "Find the Puddle."
And of course with a boy we're left with whether to train him standing or sitting. I have him sit right now, but all the 3 year old boys at church stand - which amazes me. I told my husband that he needs to take a week off work and train him in the manly way.
Potty training is not fun in the least. If you've found a way to make it fun, please clue me in - I want to know your secret.