Sunday, April 5, 2009

"I-self Mama"

Sariah's new favorite phrase is "I-self mama." This means, "Mom, out of the way because I'm doing this BY MYSELF."

A few examples of this little girl's independence.

First, golf balls. Sariah LOVES playing with Jared's golf balls. One morning, she had 3 that she was trying to get into an empty sippy cup. The problem was, she also wanted the lid on. She would get all 3 golf balls into the cup, and then bend over to pick up the lid. When she bent over, they would all fall out! She didn't get frustrated like I thought she would - she was determined to figure this out. 30 minutes later, she finally figured out how to do it.

Next, is Sariah drinking a Thirstbuster - one of my favorite prenatal treats. Caffine-free diet, of course. Not only did Sariah demand to sit on the counter top, she promptly asked for my drink.

And now for the ladder. Yes, this is Sariah standing on the top rung of a large step-stool/small ladder. She was watching Daddy put up a new curtain rod and had to try this for herself. She wasn't apprehensive in the least!

Eating - she insists on eating things "I-self." She wants to use a fork by herself, drink out of a cup by herself, and even eat her messy yogurt by herself. How else is she going to learn??

I am very grateful that I have an independent little girl. I hope she uses it well for when it comes time to make the big decisions, the hard decisions, and stand up for what is right.


The Wilkes said...

Pretty cute. Avery always says "Avee do it"...can't wait to see you guys in a few weeks!