Me: "Aiden, what did you do today?"
Aiden: (while jumping around) "I pooped in the potty!!!" (then reaching up for a high five)
His reward: french fries at Red Robin!
Followed by ice cream (sorbet) with gummi bears and sprinkles at the ice cream store (Menchies)!
While I have no expectation he will have every day like this. This is much easier, faster, and less scary than with Kyle. I waited several months longer and for more signals that he is ready. After two days of poopy accidents, I locked him in his room with the potty 10 seconds later....success!!! This kid does not do his business unless utterly, utterly alone!