We have our first successful potty time. That's right. William went pee-pee in the potty for the very first time mere minutes ago!
Sadly, it happened after he peed all over the door jamb at the entrance to the bathroom. For anyone who happens to visit us anytime soon, I thoroughly cleaned up the affected area, so you have nothing to fear.
But as soon as we realized what he was doing, we offered to let him go pee-pee on the potty instead. He said, "Yes." And David helped him onto the Elmo potty, where William managed to go pee-pee, just a little bit.
We cheered and clapped and kissed him. And after his bath, I gave him a monkey sticker to wear on his pajamas. This delighted him, both because he got a sticker and because it was a monkey sticker. He explained in a very long sentence with many recognizable nouns but not so many recognizable other words what had transpired. But I think he understands what was going on.
So hurrah! I don't expect to have this happen again for a long, long time, but if it can happen once, barely, it can happen again.