we thought maybe Beatrix was ready to start potty training. so one night before we left for christmas vaccation, we tried with the whole family helping out. we sat her on the potty and told her if she went she could have a marshmellow. we waited two hours! we tried everything. micah even tried "reading" her a story or two. we laughed, we encouraged her, we really thought she was going to do it. and she did. in the tub two minutes after she got off the potty. obviously not ready. yet!