After months and months of resistance, Emma (who is 30 months old now) has finally taken a step toward potty training.
We were at Target last night. Each time we've gone in the last few months, I've asked her if she wanted any of the potty chairs or seats. Each time the answer has been, "No!"-- until last night. We saw the Sesame Street Soft Potty Seat, which fits on the regular toilet and has Big Bird and Elmo and alphabet letters on it. She said she wanted it. We told her what it does, and told her that if we got it she would have to sit on it. At first she said, "No," but after thinking about it it changed to "Want seat!" Last night she sat on the potty seat (with her feet on her little IKEA step stool) for three minutes or so while we ran water. We intend to do this every night for a while, until she gets acclimated to it and is ready to move on to the next step. And maybe the water running will help her let go and go in the toilet (she has VERY good bladder control, is almost always dry overnight, and informs us before she does anything almost every time.)
Of course, she thinks it's so much fun to sit on now that she's got it in the kitchen floor and is sitting on it while she plays. *giggle*