Our attempts to do intensive toilet training on L this week foundered on her refusal to co-operate, specifically to sit on the potty. She has obviously not been reading the same book on toilet-training that we have. This is despite the fact that we have recently bought her a book on potties, a feed and wet doll (to help her work out the rough anatomy of where things come out), and The Story of the Little Mole who Knew it was None of his Business (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1856024407/qid=1117693727/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl/026-8565937-5354816). (This is a story about animal poo, now I believe also a play (which I guess I will skip)). Whether this is the correct approach to training a bright toddler, but one completely lacking in common sense, we will have to see.