My two-year-old could go about her whole day without me. She goes potty by herself, gets herself dressed and delights at squeezing her own toothpaste on her brush – as well as doing so for her sisters.
Her ways are far from perfect. As you can see in the attached picture, her pants and her shirt are on backwards. And most often her shoes are on the opposite (otherwise known as “wrong”) feet.
“Shhhhh,” I told the big girls. “Don’t tell her. She is so proud of herself.”
She can even make her own lunch! I was out on the sidewalk checking out our house, that is getting painting blue. I looked in the window and saw her sitting at her “tiny” table making her own hummus wrap. I kid you not!
She got the supplies out of the fridge, a small spreading knife out of the kid’s kitchen drawer plus a plate that we keep assessable for her. Her face was priceless as she proudly shouted through the window, “Mommy I making a ummus app!”
The table and her face was covered in hummus. It made my day.
Whoever coined the phrase “the terrible twos” has never met a little Montessori toddler. I love this age. It is so fun and full of wonder.
Just don’t tell her that her pants are on backwards! This mama is savoring this moment.