Oliver is now 27 months old and becoming quite a little character, he knows what he wants and how to get it!
Ha has always been a child who likes to investigate items by himself rather than being shown what they are and what to do with them, from the moment he could hold his own bottle he never wanted anyone else to feed him to now when I place his dinner on the table he will not have anyone else feed him his food unless of coarse if it is from someone elses plate. Normally when Oliver feeds himself the floor and the table get more than what he can get into his mouth.
Oliver doesn’t want to be in the pram anymore and we have the fight every morning, you know the one where the child goes as stiff as a brick and will not bend there legs so you have to resort into trying to bend them yourself. Oliver watches his older brothers walk every morning to the childminders and he wants to be with them, which is fine in the summer but in the cold miserable winter weather it’s not ideal.Every morning He will pick up his lunch bag that he takes to the childminder and he will say straight away ‘Oliver walk!’ and then he will go and sit on the bottom step near the front door waiting with his brothers to leave the house. If Oliver had his way he would walk everywhere!
Last weekend was the first time we have ever attempted to take Oliver into London on the underground WITHOUT his pram, yep! We travelled all the way to Knightsbridge to attend a Matalan event and then we went for a walk through Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens so the children could play in Diana Memorial Adventure Playground. Oliver managed to stay awake up until the journey home where he fell asleep on the train on Daddy and didn’t wake up until we got back home.
His independence doesn’t with just wanting to walk every where and feeding himself, oh no, he will not accept help when he is building his blocks they have to be build by him and no one else and when he is putting a puzzle together he wants to do it all by himself. He will follow direction really well and will listen to instructions but he wants to do it all by himself, the other day I placed a puzzle piece in as he was trying to put it in upside down and he shouted at me removing the piece only to put it back himself.
Oliver also likes to undress himself and has learnt how to unzip/unbutton his coat, getting him dressed or undressed in a rush can be rather dramatic as he will fight just to stop you from getting him ready as he wants to carry on doing it himself.
I love the fact that he wants to do things himself, I don’t love the commotion that comes along with it!
My Mister little Independence is growing up too fast for my liking, at what age did your LO become independent?