Friday, May 30, 2008

Declaration of Independence

A few mornings ago, I woke up to the sound of the water running in the bathroom. Odd, I thought, and as I turned it off, I noticed that Jack's stool was in front of the sink and that the cups were much closer to the edge than usual. My detective skills are second only to Batman's, so I had an idea of what was going on.

When Jack woke up, I said,"Hey, I want to ask you something, buddy."

Jack then grinned ear to ear, and excitedly began this monologue:

Guess what, Mommy? Last night, I was thirsty, so I got out of my bed all by myself and went into the bathroom. Then, I moved the stool over to the sink and turned on the sink. All by myself, Mommy! I got the cups and filled a cup with water, and I did not spill it, Mommy! Then, I squashed the cup and threw it in the trash and went back to my bed. I didn't turn off the water, though.


Then, he literally clapped his hands with joy at this miraculous accomplishment. Steve, who was listening too, said, "That's great, buddy! And next time, if you need help turning off the sink, come wake up Daddy and I will help you."

I agreed, emphasizing, "Go ahead and wake up Daddy. Daddy will turn off the water for you. Daddy."

5 comments:

Jodie said...

That is awesome! So proud of his accomplishment...

And way to plug "get daddy" at night. Sneaky, sneaky.

Nat said...

Too funny!

We'd know The Boy had been up because every light would be on including the one in his bedroom where he would be asleep. (He's still afraid of the dark.)

Marcy said...

LOL that's cute!

At least he didn't take it out of the toilet. My 2 y.o does that :-X Childlocks are useless, I've got a regular Mini McGuyver on my hands *rolls eyes*

Meg said...

That's adorable! He's growing up, huh?

newsjunkie said...

Awww that's awesome! Go Jack!!

Reminds me of the first time my nephew Vinny drank from a glass--he put it down right away and led us all in clapping for him. :)