I had a topic picked out, one that had been sitting around for a few days and should have made a good, full post. But, it fizzled during the execution and so instead, I’m going to ramble. Ha!
We’re experiencing an upswing in independent behaviour from the little dude, and it’s hinting at an exciting future of chores and unaccompanied bedtime! He has one official chore right now, and so far he’s having a great time feeding the cat at 4:30 every day. Watching him do the job from start to to finish, carefully bringing the food container to the ground, pulling the scoop out and putting its contents cautiously into the cat’s bowl makes me so proud. He even asks the cat politely to get out of his way if she’s impeding his way to the dish. Those little signs of increasing maturity are thrilling, even though they come along with the traditional rambunctiousness and rule-testing.