"No Mommy, I can do it myself!"I'm all for Chunks being independent and self reliant, really I am "Put on your underwear and pants yourself, you got it" "Don't have grandma feeding you, you're a big boy!" "Don't tell me you can't do something if you haven't even tried yet" all lines you'll hear from me in the house but this just opened up a whole other crazy world for us. This past week alone, he's gotten curious with matches my grandmother had in her kitchen to "start the smell goods" (light the candles) cue our 1st lesson in fire safety.
And I caught this picture:
of him climbing up to get a bowl out of the cabinet to mix up some pancakes o_O! When I came in to tell him about playing around the stove and climbing up on chairs he said it was ok because "I making pancakes!" Then I went on to mix up the ONE pancake he wanted and he told me "I can do it myself, Mommy!". When he looked at me my heart melted because I'm raising a self starter who believes he can do anything and it's working, as bad as it's making my nerves, he's getting it.
He's curious, he's attentive, he's smart, and inquisitive and it's all the things I was hoping I was nurturing, now I need to remind him that he should still ask for help with some things. Work in progress....