Oh boy, we are only a week and a half in, and I'm calling it a saga.
Well, I suppose there is good news, and really good news.
The good news is I am almost fully trained! LOL Seriously, my own training is almost complete. I am taking Charlie to the potty about ever 40-60 minutes, when possible, from the time he wakes up, until bed time. I am forgetting less and less. By next week I'm sure it will have become automatic. And soon, a compulsion. Ha!
The really good new is, Charlie is doing better and better.
Yesterday he went in his potty 5 times, which included one time when we were away from home (but had our special potty with us, of course!).
He knows the whole routine. He willingly sits on his potty, and entertains himself well. Sometimes he'd rather not get up! He knows exactly what he is suppose to do when on the potty, and if he doesn't have to do it, he will often get up and try to pull up his pants soon after I have put him on. He knows when he goes, and will then stand up and pull up his own pants (with a little help, but he initiates), and pick up his little potty bowl to take to the bathroom. He dumps his stuff in the potty by himself, and flushes and waves bye bye. He then goes to the kitchen counter to wait for his treat. He has even been dry after his nap for several days, but not in the morning... Not by a long shot! LOL. We do a lot of happy dances, and he couldn't be more pleased with himself.
We are still "missing" a lot though, too. He does not 'hold it' if he has to go, he just goes in his pants. He also does not let us know what-so-ever that he needs to go. So we need to work on those things.
Anyway, we are plugging along. Calvin is even starting to learn what the potty is for. He will run to the potty when he has to go pee, and sit on it with his clothes still on, and go pee in his diaper. So, a little bonus progress, as well. :)