I've mentioned that BB is in therapy for some developmental delays. Yesterday he had a review and there were some things that he's not doing that he "should" be doing. For instance, his therapist asked if he's putting on - or at least trying to put on - his own shoes. He's not. It's not his fault, though. Confession: I haven't let him even try to put his own shoes on because I like to take care of him. A few days ago he was trying to get something out of the dishwasher and I actually said "You're not doing that right," and I wanted to kick myself in the face. Truth be told, I like teaching him things but I think I'm a little scared for him to grow up. He's still a baby in so many ways. Also, I'm a perfectionist so when the color rice spills I clean it up. I think I got too focused on teaching him numbers and colors and forgot to teach BB to just be a human.
Consider this a public declaration to teach my kid practical things and to let him make mistakes. That's what growing up is all about, right?
Do you let your toddler help with chores? Is it hard letting them grow up?
|Helping unload the dishwasher|