We've been testing the potty-training waters for a few months now. Lucy is a trooper. When we first tested her for readiness, she did really awesome. Then I came down sick and the hard work went out the window. Rinse & repeat circumstances for the subsequent months, only replace the situation with "Jack came down sick", "husband started new job", "daughter developed strong will".
I've never been one to be too concerned about it, honestly. As my mother in law would say, "she won't go to Kindergarten in diapers." Anyways, while we have mostly mastered #1, #2 is elusive...it seeems. We've tried offering every type of reward known...and I do mean EVERYTHING. Last I checked we were working on earning a princess watch---next thing I knew, she really wanted a "doggy balloon". Sure, who doesn't?
So, while out shopping with my mom and sister yesterday, an excited little girl got to call me "mommy! I poo-poo in potty! Get me doggy balloon?????" Sure, kid....we've all earned it.
don't tell Lucy, we've told her the balloon says "congrats on going poo-poo in the potty like a big girl!"