Alex picked out his clothes this morning for the first time. He came into our bedroom where I was getting dressed asking for help. He was trying to get a pair of shorts on. I realized that he hadn’t changed his diaper, so we headed into his room, where I discovered that he had also gotten out a new diaper and a shirt. We changed his diaper and he put his shorts on. Then I tried to get him to wear the shirt I picked out, but he was having no part of it – he wanted the one he picked out. OK, fine. So Alex went to daycare today, with a forecasted temperature of 76 degrees, wearing shorts and a long sleeved shirt. 🙂 I sent a second shirt with him.
He’s been putting his pajamas and his clothes on every day since that first time. Sometimes it’s hard watching him struggle (and I still have to fix the waistband of his pants), but I know that he needs to learn this, so I stand back and watch him figure it out. I’ve only had to step in once. And he’s so proud of him self when he’s done. And he’s getting faster everyday.