Monday, February 1, 2010

Mr. Independent

It seems that Mister Maximus is doing something new everyday. He is proving his independence in not-so-subtle ways. He is vocal and expressive in explaining that he wants to do things by himself. No help from his mama. Or his daddy. He wants to do it all. by. himself.

I caught the little man in action yesterday as he discovered how to get a drink of water all by himself. He was giddy, and I am pretty sure that is an understatement. Today, I watched him fill his little sippy cup up over and over and over again. So cute. Ok, I'll be real. It was cute at first. But, by the end of the day, and the hundreth time, I was getting a bit tired of cleaning water up off the floor. But, keeping my perspective in check, I kept reminding myself that I am watching my little man learn his independence right before me very eyes. A proud mama moment...and a couple sniffles too.

7 comments:

Becky said...

I love his little laugh!!! I love seeing him discover new things!

And - if I can be honest - that tiny little finger pushing that water button just SLAYS me. It is so cute!

Joyful said...

Ok that was ADORABLE! To think I tell Jett NO TOUCH when he tries to do that! haha! Oh my! Maybe I should relax a little!

Rachel said...

Yes, Eli also loves to stand on his little chair and get drinks for himself. However, he doesn't bother with the whole cup thing. Just hits the button and watches in amazement at the water pools onto the floor. Great job with the patience, I am too uptight to handle this new discovery!

Marie said...

"OH! OK! AWESOME!...That's Nice." That's classic Mama :) Max's laugh is so sweet. Wish I got to spend more time with him ;)

Clare said...

Aww. That was so cute! Give that little guy a squeeze from me!! I love this age!!

3inpink,2inblue said...

Oh, this is when you will start looooving your "lock" button. And NEVER let them see you using it!

Tonya said...

How Adorable! I love his laugh as well!