Saturday, January 29, 2011

My feral child

Gabriel has become very independent. If we don't do what he needs in his time frame, no worries. He's got The Stool. It's a step stool that we bought so I could reach the high cabinets in our kitchen in Flagstaff. Just a small folding metal step stool. Gabe has discovered he can reach high things with it.

-He can open all the doors in the house now as well. One morning he comes walking into our room and wakes me up by shoving an apple in my mouth. He had eaten half of a whole apple! He took his stool and climbed up onto the counter where the fruit bowl was.

-He wanted a drink of milk from a "big boy cup". They are a set of four cheap ceramic mugs from Walmart that he likes to drink from. I told him I would get him some, but didn't move fast enough. I came into the kitchen and he had opened the dishwasher, climbed up on the washer lid with the help of his stool, opened the top rack and got a mug and climbed down. He brought it to me saying "Milk?"

-Had a cup, scooted his stool over to our ice/water fridge and filled up a cup of water!

What a self sufficient guy. Can't wait for him to cook me meals.. :)


Albright said...

That is so cute! and impressive! I cannot believe that he filled his cup up from the fridge all by himself! GO Gabe!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness I laughed so hard!
How funny!

Tyson and Chelsea said...

wow what a big boy! I wish I could see him again!

Elaine Brown Billings said...

Funny kid! You will have to be on 24 hour alert with him!!

annette said...

I love independent kids. Really do you want a kid that doesn't want to do anything for himself? Nope you don'nt. He is intelligent and knows what he wants and how to get it!