so we bought mackenzie a potty. not just any potty, an elmo potty. i hate giving into the whole marketing thing, but the truth is mackenzie is crazy about elmo. this specific potty cheers you on when you give it five. elmo's little voice gives out little encouragements like, "you're using the potty" and "elmo is so proud of you".
when we bought it mackenzie insisted on riding home with the potty on her lap. and when we got home and unwrapped it she sat right down on it. and sat. and sat. so far no potty.
she also grabbed the owners manual and did a little potty reading. mommy showed her exactly what to do. mommy showed her on the big potty and on the elmo potty. she laughed. oh dear....this is going to be a long road.