Daddie was looking at Aiden’s pics from Mommie’s phone.
Aiden wanted to join in on the phone.
He loves looking at his old pics….and copying his young self.
As if to say, I can still do it and look just as cute!
This week Aiden is not as opposed to brushing his teeth.
But improvement in one area…….problems in another.
He just doesn’t want to listen.
He wants to be a big boy.
So I tried to find ways where he can feel like a big boy.
Help with cooking rice was what I felt was safe enough for Aiden to do.
Although he doesn’t like the small motions, and then he dropped probably a good 10-15 pieces of rice.
So then I take it away from him and assure him we’re not done.
I do the last few touches and call him over to help some more.
I open the lid to the rice cooker, and then we both hold the pot with rice and put it in the cooker.
Aiden aggressively closes the lid and pushes the button to cook the rice.
Something that takes less than 5 minutes took a lot more time.
But it was worth it.
I told him if there was anything else he could help with that I would call him over.
Then he was willing to go play and let me do my thing in the kitchen.
My little boy just loves to help….most of the time.
He even helps out at school.
Daddie saw him grab the bottle from a teacher in the school’s kitchen and take it to another teacher who was holding a baby.
Apparently, sometimes he will even help hold the bottle for the babies.
Aiden is learning quickly at school.
He can count a little bit in English now.
It’s funny as I have been teaching him to count in Cantonese for the longest time but he can count more numbers in English.
He will even copy words I say back to him a lot better than in the past.
When I counted to him in mandarin, I would say one then he would repeat…and so on.
Will he remember though, who knows!
But it doesn’t hurt, since his brain is like a sponge right now.
I never thought that someone Aiden’s age could have chores already.
But he does! After dinner he pushes in the chairs.
He likes to help put things in the sink too when we are too slow in doing it.
He does other things too, like bring me stuff because I forgot to put it away or throw it away.
He knows that everything has its place.
No wonder they say kids are smarter these days than when we were kids.
It’s because they are taught at such an early age.
Hopefully the logics and stuff that we have he will absorb as well.
I’ve also been involving him with the laundry, like helping me put the clothes in the washer and taking the dried clothes out of the dryer.
So far he enjoys it very much being a helper.
But he doesn’t realize when he’s not ready for something.
At least he doesn’t want to. He’s so stubborn, especially when he’s already decided how something should be.