Ben has been really focused on being able to do things by himself lately...but not just little things like take his shoes off. He has recently been dressing himself, brushing his own teeth (though we always follow up after), building his own train tracks, and trying to read books to himself.
Yesterday, he tackled an even bigger job!
He told me that he was hungry, but I was nursing Molly, so I told him that he would have to wait a few minutes. He said that he would just get his lunch himself. I didn't think about it too much, because he can't really reach any of the food. But, sure enough, a few minutes later I walked into the kitchen to find him eating!
One of our favorite snacks is "honey toast." Aaron has been baking all our bread lately, and there is nothing quite as delicious as warm, fresh bread straight out of the oven with some butter and honey on it.
So, anyway, Ben walked into the kitchen, and apparently pushed a chair over to the counter to get a piece of bread. Then he must have climbed down and then pushed the chair over to another cabinet and climbed up to get the honey. By the time I walked in, he had the bread at his place at the table and had honey all over it (and his shirt and the table, unfortunately!), and was reaching for the butter with a toddler knife in hand. I was so impressed and shocked that I couldn't worry about the honey mess at all. I just congratulated him on being so self-sufficient!