This week's SN Blog Hop's topic is our child's accomplishments: "This week it’s about turning all the frustrations and negativeness into something positive. What is a recent accomplishment that your child has made?"
I would have to say that the most noteworthy accomplishment of late has been Child 1's independence. I remember wondering if a day would ever come where he could do things for himself. The basics, like buttoning his pants or wiping his own butt. But lately, he's wanted to do everything completely on his own. The problem, though, is that he does them really badly, which is fine, it's all a life lesson, but when we're talking about butt wiping, that's kind of an area you want to be good at. But he won't even let me help him. I say "PLEASE can I help you wipe your butt?" Seriously. I said that exact thing just last night. And he said, "no, I want to do it myself." Which, on the one hand, is FREAKIN' AWESOME!!! He wants to do it himself! I LOVE that he wants to do it himself!!! I want him to do it himself! On the other hand, he always seems to have a crackfull of poop. And then I have to make him let me help him, because, ew, which completely ruins the whole concept of independence. So, I compensate for it in other ways, like letting him go to school with all of his clothes on inside out and backwards, because it's not as big of a deal. Hey, he wanted to do it himself! I think that's great. :)