Julia Ellen is perhaps interested in using the potty, my big clue is that twice in the past week she has yanked off her nappie to poop on the floor. The first time it happened I was out running and the big kids cleaned it all up. Other days she just likes to wander about naked and has even appeared sans clothes at 11pm at our bedroom door.
I think it amusing that the child development teacher next door seems to have all the answers, but that is because she only has one child. Back when I only had 1-2 kids everything seemed so simple and easy, but as time went on and more babies appeared at our doorstep, I had to juggle 8 things in the air at once and could not treat every child as if they were the most precious pearl in the universe. If one wants to play a game, but the toddler wanted to destroy all the parts, we have to postpone our activity for after said bambino went to bed. In addition, the house has to be kept relatively tidy or Mommy goes berserk. (trust me on this)
With baby #6 I have experienced such behavior that makes me realize how good I had it for so long. None of my other children could catapult out of the crib, none attempted night after night to get in my bed, and certainly none ripped off their diaper to leave excrement on the floor. This too shall pass, and I might as well look on the bright side and experience another first: a child who could be potty trained before their 3rd birthday.