We've been having days of Meltdowns and "I Do Its." Today, when Baby Girl was ready to eat breakfast, her puzzle was spread out all over the table. I quickly picked up the large pieces and tossed them into the box. "I pick up da puddle!" Baby Girl proceeded to sulk on the floor for the next couple of minutes. I had to take two pieces out of the box and place them back on the table for her to pick up. She happily did it and moved on to breakfast.
She still sleeps in a crib. It's partly because she's tiny and still fits fine, but mostly because we don't have the extra cash right now to purchase a new bed for her. She loves her crib and enjoys climbing in and out of it by herself. Occasionally at bedtime, I pick her up to give her a quick squeeze and then place her in the bed. You would think the world is coming to an end! I have to take her back out and allow her to climb in by herself. "I Do It!"
Recently, she has started demanding to tie her own shoes. The problem is, she certainly doesn't know how. She pulls on the laces until the shoes become unlaced. Only when she reaches her maximum point of frustration is when I can offer assistance. I'm thrilled that she's independent (her sister still lets me do everything for her) but getting ready to go anywhere takes twice as much time.
Big Sis still can't make her own breakfast.
I'm wondering what difficultites lie ahead as I try to raise this Monkey Girl.