Well, after fighting the "you need to go potty before we get in the car" battle every freakin' day - I decided to use monsters to my advantage. If you are in a public bathroom and hear the following exchange in the stall next to you - it's me and Monkey:
Mom (in a puny, squeaky monster voice - think Mr. Bill): "Oh no, don't get me . . . noooo!"
Monkey laughing (peeing in bowl): "I got you!!"
Monkey ordering me: "say, don't flush me!"
Mom: "NOOOOoooooo Don't flush me - noooo! whatever you do - ahhhh!"
Monkey (giggling): flushing the toilet then yelling (so very loudly), "You are going down to the SEWAGE PLANT!!!"
Yep, that's how we roll in the Monkey house.