Max is still under potty training.
To date he will willingly sit and poo into the potty if you manage to catch him on time. He himself is completely amused by the whole process and will declare, as he sits on the potty, if it's going to be a "small one" or a "big one". Then he'd be really thrilled to see what the end result is. Even Micah is taken in and wants to stare into the potty and then the two boys will follow Mommy into the bathroom to see it flushed down and the potty washed.
I know this sounds rather disgusting but this little one is discovering a few new things about the human body, his body, and so I think it's worth a post. Anyway, I am still coaching him on telling us before he starts to ask for "potty, please".
The peeing part is a little trickier. Sometimes in the evenings after his nap, I'll let him go without diapers and remind him he has no diapers. Still accidents happen like all the time because he is still not too sure about his body signals. Sometimes he will tell me he wants to "shee-shee" but will run in and out of the bathroom a few times before a success. There were a couple of times I took him and cued him to pee. I think whistling and letting water run does work as some kind of stimuli.
After having said all the above, I must say that at one point I wonder if we were ever going to get Max to be potty trained (I know, I know, these things are all a matter of time...) because as a baby he always constipated and so he had this fear of being held over the toilet. So I am glad this is going quite well for this boy.