I must admit that it's with lots of relief I report the trio does not yet seem ready for the potty. There's been no action in 48 hours despite numerous attempts, LOTS of nakedness & the promise of gobs of M&Ms.
I posted my dilemma to my regional triplet & quads club and received close to 15 responses from Moms who have "been there & done that" with multiples. The majority opinion can be summed up by this quote:
"I want to paint a realistic picture without sounding too discouraging...My kids, too, showed an interest in the potty with some successes around two years old. How exciting it was! However, the novelty soon wears off for them. More importantly, their ability to "hold it just a minute" while you are shopping in WalMart just isn't there. Their ability to "go now" before we load up into the car isn't there yet either. Switching back and forth between pullups/diapers and underwear with plastic pants confuses the heck out of them and prolongs the process. Wait, be patient...eat the M&Ms and put the panties away. "
That's my kind of advice! So with a tummy full of M&Ms, I happily packed up the potties until we are a little more ready.