Best day ever! The Boy after many different tries and many different methods finally did what I thought may never happen... in his words, "I put stink in the potty!!" Granted it was 10 o'clock at night, but it was a celebration in our house as he did it with no fight, no crying (well maybe some tears of joy from all of us), no trying to hold on to it anymore. We are all very proud of him.
As many of you may know we have tried many methods to get this to happen, but my wife gets all the credit here. She pulled out his Highlights calendar and told him to pick a day for no more diapers. He picked July 19th. Every day we marked off on the calendar and celebrated the fact that July 19th was "Potty Day, No more Diapers!!" There was some very hip dancing to go along with this exclamation each day. We got to the 19th and celebrated that it was Potty Day and there were no more diapers, he never asked for one but didn't sleep real well that night. Then today he seemed as if he needed to go and it was just a waiting game to see if he was going to try or if he was going to ask for a diaper. All day he was fine, then came bedtime and he went pee in the potty and to bed. He got up once and had an accident when he went to his spot in his room he would go when he wore a diaper and had to make stink. He was upset by this but we reassured him and he went back to bed. He got up again and went pee again, this time making it to the potty. Then he got up a third time in a bit of distress and said "The stink is coming out." We rushed to the potty, sat down and he tried. My wife read him a book, then he wanted alone time and soon he pushed it out and into the potty. We were all excited, he was so happy he had tears in his eyes. I can't tell you how proud I am, or how happy I am. Even though there are many days that would be the best days ever (marriage, births, etc.), this for today is it, the best day ever!