Potty Day is not that crazy pressure cooker of a day where you try to wake your diaper baby up and have him fully potty trained by the end of the day. Potty Day is a holiday, a mile-marker, a coming of beginning-to-be-a-big-kid- age day.
Potty Day is fun. We put it on the calendar. We count down to it. We open presents (big kid underwear, pull-ups for sleeping, and one special mama-made gift). We bake brownies (Micah had boxer-shaped cake, Eve had brownies 'cause the girl loves her chocolate). We even sing Happy Potty Day to You.
And days later (or perhaps hours, depending on the kid), when the celebrated child gets bored with the big kid thing and wants to go back to the lazy mama-can-change-my-bottom-and-I-don't-have-to-do-a-thing-diapers, you can point back in time and say, "Oh. But remember? We had Potty Day! You are a big kid now - diapers are for sleeping!" End of story.