I Can Do It Myself

Hailey starts each morning with six silver dollar pancakes. You cook them in the microwave for 40 seconds. We take the pancakes out of the freezer, put them on a paper plate that is shaped like an animal and then put them in the microwave to cook.

The panda bear with a bee on his nose is not an acceptable plate for the pancakes. For three days I tried to give Hailey the panda bear plate. Each day she has made me put the panda bear back and get another plate. The rhino is ok, the koala bear is ok, and the frog has been ok. The panda bear is not ok.

I thought it would help get Hailey accustomed to numbers if I let her operate the microwave. I showed her how to press the numbers and press start. For now we try, press four, harder, there you go. Now press zero, now press start. I bet she will be able to do it by herself in a few weeks. She already knows the start button.

Today I sat her on the table across from her chair. Sitting on the table, she looked at her chair to say, “Hailey’s Chair.” She said something about sitting in Hailey’s chair so I went over to help her get into her seat. She stopped me and said, and I’m not kidding, “I can do it myself.”

I was so excited that I yelled over to Brianna and said did you hear that. Brianna heard but told me to hold on to the chair anyway to make sure it was safe.

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