Joshua has learnt how to help himself to biscuits which is, by no means, a simple feat.
He has to:
- climb up onto a chair to reach the Lock&Lock container (which is usually on top of the microwave),
- open up the four-side lock,
- get the biscuit/s,
- then get off the chair safely without compromising the whole-ness of his biscuit/s.
Yesterday, he took his snack bowl from the dishrack, and loaded it up with animal biscuits from the Lock&Lock. After he was done with them, he picked his waterbottle off the dining table (yeah, he’s pretty darn tall) and had a drink.
Then without a word, he:
- popped his dirty snack bowl into the kitchen sink,
- came back to his usual snacking spot to pick up biscuit crumbs off the floor,
- dusted them off into the bin,
- moved his stepping stool to the kitchen sink,
- turned on the tap,
- washed his hands (but didn’t use soap),
- washed his snack bowl (but didn’t use dishwashing liquid),
- put the snack bowl back on the dishrack to dry,
- washed his hands again (and still didn’t use soap),
- turned off the tap,
- came down and dried his hands on the hand towel,
- moved his stepping stool back to its usual spot.
I was pretty much in shock watching what he did. All without a single prompt from me. As if he’s been doing it for years and it’s something that comes naturally to him.
Then today, I went into his room to wake him, only to find that his pee-soaked diaper was off his ass and on the floor, but he was still wearing his pants!
I have no idea how he removed his diapers from under his pants, but he managed to do it anyhow. A quick check with him confirmed that he was the culprit who removed the diaper. He said his bum was itchy wor… 😕
My baby boy… well, he ain’t that little anymore, is he? I’m absolutely thrilled to know that Keegan will be learning from a big brother as resourceful, responsible and conscientious as Joshua is. 🙂
To heck that he isn’t speaking yet. I think he’s the bestest toddler ever, and I wouldn’t trade it in for the world!