Maybe I should re-name this post to "I do it". This is what Chloe says, literally, 100 times a day. I am so glad and proud of her for wanting to do things by herself. She's showing some real independance. It's really quite cute to hear her say it the first few times. Now it has turned into a "I do it!", heard in a whiny little Chloe voice, almost crying sometimes.
My parents learned the hard way that you don't put Chloe into her carseat anymore. I think it was my dad, who, while helping watch our girls last weekend while we were out of town, witnessed the huge unstoppable temper tantrum that follows if you help Chloe into her carseat, when she has clearly said that she's going to do it. She noticed that we let Sienna climb into her own seat, and was probably wondering why on earth she wasn't doing the same. The only problem? Chloe's carseat is actually a little bit higher up than Sienna's is. Other problem? Chloe's legs are still shorter than Sienna's. Ending result is, it takes Chloe a while (about 10 minutes) to accomplish the deed. Most the time we are pretty patient and let her (slowly, but surely) climb on up and sit. Other times I just plop her down in her seat. The consequences of my foolish actions usually cost us the rest of the day. Her mood is instantly changed, from cute and happy to crying/whining and grumpy. Needless to say I should learn my lesson and just let her do everything by herself. Really? Come on, she's my baby! I love helping her! Okay, okay...I'll let her. Okay!