I started potty training Milly on Monday despite people's suggestions to wait until she's about to enter college. I was uber prepared for this adventure. I had read and re-read a potty training book. I was equiped with snacks, drinks, cute panties a peeing dolly and a training potty. Milly has been showing signs of being ready for awhile, yet I still considered holding her off, but then I realized pre-school and a new baby will be here in the fall and this was my window to get the job done.
Milly was really excited when I told her what the day was going to entail, until I put those panties on her. It was a bit of a fight at first. At one point I wanted to put a diaper on myself, suck my thumb and be the screaming baby Milly so wanted to revert back to and then yell, "Ha, two can play at this game!"
p.s. I read, Toilet Training in Less than a Day and I'm so glad I had that guidance, plus a quick, panicked call to your sister-in-law never hurts either.