There are times when I am astounded by how quickly the lils grow up. Some days I see every little change and difference in them, including apparent over night growth spurts. Other times I find myself realizing that they have new tricks, and have seemingly been up to them for weeks. Willy and I frequently have conversations that centre around statements like “did you know that Woo/Goose can now…” Over the last week or so I have noticed a few of these changes, and am starting to put them together.
Goose has progressed from a little girl who wore diapers to a big girl who goes to the bathroom all by herself, telling me “I don’t need you, Mommy”, as she goes. This has happened in the last month. Sure she has the occasional problem getting her pants down or she gets tangled up in them and makes a mess, but it is progress. When she makes those messes, she even tries to clean them by herself!
This week Woo has become a skating machine. He has always been keen, and enjoyed his time on the ice. We got him on cheese cutters when he was not yet two, and moved him to skates last year. He loved it, but was somewhat tentative. He used a chair to shuffle around the ice, but didn’t understand why he wasn’t moving as easily as he did on the cheese cutters. This week, he moved from the chair to shuffling on his own! The boy can skate! He now begs to skate everyday – and gets to whenever we can take him.
I think that the best part is that they are also moving to independence together. When they go down to the playroom in the basement, they no longer fight over who gets to turn on the lights at the bottom of the stairs. They have just figured out that only Woo can reach the lights at the top of the stairs, so he gets those, and Goose gets the ones that she can reach at the bottom. They used to fight over silly things like who gets which milk glass, but now they agree on which glass for the current meal, and plan to trade for the next. When they play together in their rooms, Goose will ask Woo to read a book to her, and he DOES.
How long before they get their own breakfast on saturday morning?