Sunshine was a breeze to potty train. Or maybe that's just because Monster was so difficult she just felt easy. When Monster turned 3, we went for his Well Check and the doctor told him right there, "You will not wear diapers anymore". And you know what, he didn't. Luckily, he had such awesome language skills that he was able to comprehend and express what he needed and how he felt about it. Though he didn't wear diapers again, he had many, many, many, many accidents. To this day, I'm still paranoid he's going to have accidents, but he and I deal with it much better. She, on the other hand, had accidents, but not many. At a little over 2, I put her on the potty, took diapers away and she was fine. I was actually the one who needed the diapers at night for the past 6 months. They made me feel safe. I knew I would not wake up to soaked sheets. I also knew I had to get over that fear if she was going to get out of diapers completely. So, when the pack of diapers I had bought about 5 months ago finally ran out, we were done.
It's a strange transition not carrying around a huge bag full of clothes, wipes, diapers, and underwear. I still have those things in the car, but I don't need them with me at all times. I can actually use a small purse...I don't, but I could. So long to the baby years...welcome preschool and elementary school years. I'm not ready for you, but I'll learn!