So, T.Puzzle is going through this thing. He likes to be assertively independent more so than usual. Of course this will only apply as he sees fit. He is adamant about dressing himself yet doesn’t believe in wiping his own bottom.
This can make life interesting.
I picked him up early last week to go to the allergist. I made him use the potty at school before we left. It was taking forever so I peaked in on him. Lo and behold, little man is wiping his own bottom! Like I said, this is something he refuses to do at home. Well, game over kid, your stinky tush is now your responsibility. I say this with a grain of salt and an arsenal of stain remover and extra strength detergent stockpiled in my laundry room.
T.Puzzle’s independence has been creeping into other areas. I ordered him a cheeseburger and fries at dinner with white milk. When it arrived he had a myriad of complaints. He wanted chocolate milk and he doesn’t like fries. First of all, he has never drank chocolate milk in his entire life and secondly, what four year old boy doesn’t like fries?
A contrary one trying be his own man and attempting to turn all his mother’s hair gray.
One strand at a time, folks.
One strand at a time.
- Melanie Reed: Oberweis Dairy (oberweis.com)