(This is the face he makes when he's trying to get Walter to smile.)
Well, we've more or less jumped train...the potty train that is. He'd been doing pretty well (meaning he'd go 5-6 times a day on the potty), but he hit a really oppositional streak shortly after he turned 2. His desire to go on the potty has steadily declined from October till now. Now he mainly only goes before nap and before bed, and half the time he only goes then to get treats.
He still hates diapers. More than ever even. And he HATES diaper changes. He can't stand to have me wiping him. He says they're cold and they hurt. I try and tell him it'd hurt a whole lot more if we didn't wipe, but he doesn't get the logic yet. He'll occasionally ask to wear underwear or a pull up, but his frequency for accidents is actually higher now than it was a couple months ago.
So, should I have waited? Maybe. I think it could have worked if we'd hit it hard before he turned two when it was still fun and he wanted to be like us so badly.
So, I'm guessing he'll not be totally potty trained until he's 3. I guess we'll fit the "start when he's 18 mo. end when he's 3" model. Oh well. Maybe he'll decide it's for him between now and then, but I'm not holding my breath. I know he knows when he needs to go because he'll usually announce it but then decline to sit on the toilet.
A funny, non-potty story about his oppositional streak: Last night we were reading David goes to School before bed. I'd say what the book said, "David's teacher always said, No David! No yelling. No Pushing. No running in the halls." All the while he'd coach David opposite of the teacher's direction. "Run in the halls David!" "Chew gum in class!" "Don't raise your hand David!!!" "No go home David!"