Oh dear mine is the same! He is only 2 and a half but I have to train him by September as he goes to playgroup then (no nappies allowed). He sits on the potty no trouble, but never does anything, until I get him off and put him in the bath when he wees straightaway!
I trained dd straight onto the toilet (with a seat insert), she was happy to sit and read a book, and of course she cannot get off either
She trained really nicely on the loo... and now will use the potty at nursery happily, whereas she would never use one at the beginning.
nutty, we knew ds1 was ready a few weeks ago when he told dp to "hurry up and get my nappy back on daddy because I want to do a wee wee." So we were in the same situation as you - he was clearly ready but more than happy to let the world rotate around him!
We went completely cold turkey - he hasn't worn a nappy in the daytime since! Well, not quite true, we talked about it that evening when he was in bed and told him that next morning when he woke up he would be a big boy who always wore pants and weed in the potty. When he got up next morning we put him in pants straight away. Then we got some white paper and scissors and I cut out about 30 small clouds and 6 big ones. Together we fixed them to the wall in a swirly line going up to a big sun. At first there were big clouds quite regularly, by the end they were mostly little clouds. Then we got a toy airplane a stuck blutac on it. Every time he did a wee in the potty we moved the plane up a cloud. Every time he landed on a big cloud he got a small treat (a pencil, sticker sheet etc.). We made a real thing of moving the plane up. By the time he got to the sun he was totally sorted. We had a couple of mishaps in the first few days, but just ignored them. By day 4 he managed a 3 hour car journey (OK, with 5 stops, but no accidents).
However, he still won't poo in the potty and saves them up til he's got his nappy on at night!
Think i need to get him some more pants. I only brought one pack of plain ones from Asda but when i try and put them on he runs off saying he doesn't like them.
I'll get him to pick some I think, see if that works.
lol lonelymum! ds1 is 2 1/2 (Jan b'day). Yes, I can vouch for pants' ability to keep poos in. Buy cheap pants, BTW, we always throw out the ones with poo in them!
Nutty, have you tried taking him with you to buy his pants - making it into a special treat. Just you two if possible, or if not prime the other kids to look impressed (which was easy for me cos ds2 is only 2 months old and spends most of his time staring at ds1 in awe). He can pick the pants and hand the cash over at the till, etc. (didn't have to do this for pants, but this is how we managed to get him off the bottle).