My DS will be 3 in april. He is extremely bright, verbal, and knows how to get his needs met and has for some time. We have a potty, training pants, pull ups, underwear, which he seemed very excited about when we purchased them (all separately, I didn't overwhelm him!) but then quickly lost interest. He has the "once upon a potty" DVD. He has watched it numerous times on request and enjoys the songs and the story. He will take off his pants, diaper, and sit on the potty, then get up a few seconds later. He has never done anything while on it. He STILL doesn't tell me when he has a wet or soiled diaper and never has. He feels it, he just doesn't ever want to stop what he is doing long enough to be changed. We go through the same routine when he has to get dressed.
I'm kind of at a loss over how to get him interested in the potty. I don't want to force him, and I will suggest that he sit on it, but most of the time he says no, so I let it go. I guess maybe he isn't ready, but it doesn't seem to go along with his personality and how he HAS TO do everything by himself. This is my first and only child, and I honestly have no idea how to proceed. I really thought it would be something he would really like to do, and that he would catch on quickly.