A week ago I took Eli's little potty away and put the potty seat part on top of the toilet, and after a big fit the first time he was fine with it and the transition wasn't too bad. Well as of yesterday Eli officially sits on the toilet now without a potty seat on top of it! Woohoo!! This is HUGE! because it means that now he can go in public places too instead of just at home, and that's exactly how it started. We went to Omaha shopping with my mom yesterday and in our first store Eli urgently needed to go poop. But he HATES pooping in his pull-up so we dashed through the store and straight to the bathroom to give it a try. At first he didn't want to sit on the big toilet but I made him anyway because there was no other option, unless he wanted to poop in his pull-up. And after a little bit of sitting there, HE WENT! Then later after lunch I took him to the bathroom to "try", especially since his pull-up was still dry and he went again! And then in Target before we left for home, we tried there, and he went, this time right away and without coaxing! He was still dry when we got home several hours later, so we tried at home without the extra seat, and he went! I am sooo proud of him! Now that we're back at home we've got his stool set up so he can get on the toilet by himself and unless we're getting ready to go somewhere I don't need to tell him when to go. It's been several days since any accidents and we're well on our way to an ice cream treat after 10 dry days!