Are you ever surprised when you see your small child doing a task you didn’t think they were ready for? On January 23, Asher asked me for an orange, but told me he wanted to peel it himself. I started to say, “It’s pretty hard to peel an orange,” but then I caught myself and told him, “You can do it.”
Honestly, I thought he wouldn’t be able to get his little fingernails under the peel or maybe he would give up after peeling a small portion, but he did it all and he’s been peeling oranges ever since. He peels multiple oranges a day all by himself. It’s funny how these small accomplishments make both of us proud and this new independence will come in handy when baby #3 arrives. Maybe you have a 2 or 2.5 year old that is ready to peel oranges. What do you think?
I love celebrating small moments like these…the small moments that make up life.p.s. I’m completing goal #30 this week from my 101 goals. I’ll be offline until Wednesday, February 1st. I have posts scheduled for all of this week, but Monday and Tuesday of next week will be postless. :) No internet for an entire week…Wish me luck!