Parents are supposed to foster independence. Sometimes I think that toddler independence will be what kills me though. The constant “no, I do it!” drives me up the wall sometimes.
Chase’s new favorite thing to do is getting himself dressed. We’ve let the boys pick out their clothes (95% of the time) for a few months now. Lately though that isn’t enough. No, now they not only want to pick their clothes but they want to struggle for 15 minutes to put them on. Heaven forbid we try to help them too!
Yesterday, Chase proudly dressed himself. Here’s what he looked like…
Just in case you didn’t take the time to read my lovely photo captions, his shirt was on backwards, his underwear was on backwards (which you obviously can’t see in this picture), his pants were unbuttoned and his shoes were on the wrong feet. Know how he topped it all off? Yep, he put his pull-over fleece on backwards too.
Tyler’s coat was on backwards too. Know what this mom did? I took them to the McDonald’s Play Place like that anyway! I’m sure the other moms wondered if I was even capable of driving considering I clearly couldn’t dress my own children. That’s ok though – my not even 3 year old boys can use the potty on their own and get dressed on their own, and for that I’m quite proud!