Kids grow fast. Like really fast. I see tiny newborns and think how did my kid grow up to be basically an adult. She doesn’t even need me anymore….except to give her owies (is that how you spell it?) kisses. I love that kissing her owies make them all better. She is really growing up and letting me know.
She never wants to hold hands.
And you can imagine she doesn’t really like the stroller anymore. I did break down and buy her a leash last year. I know the backlash I could get from admitting that but we tried it out at the farmers market downtown where it is really busy and she insisted on walking. She loved the freedom and loved the “monkey backpack”. Obviously I won’t make her wear it everywhere but when I have my hands full with bags of produce it was helpful to have that so we could both enjoy our time there.
She doesn’t want me to cut up her food anymore. She likes to eat like a big kid.
She wants to help. This is sometimes really nice. Like she puts her own dirty clothes in the laundry basket in our room…or if she sees that I have made piles of my clothes on the floor she throws hers there too. Looks like I need to be a better example. She really likes to help in the kitchen.
Next thing I know she will be driving a car!
What awesome things are your kiddos wanting to do on their own?
Go ahead…let’s have a friendly debate about leashes 😉