I've always thought about the big steps my kids will take in life...potty training, starting school, driving, getting married. But there are so many little moments that raise babies to toddlers, toddlers to kids. Recently it seems like Jace has been running through the steps into full-fledged childhood.
He poured his own cereal on Mother's Day. He did it so I wouldn't have to, but it occurred to me how self-sufficient he really could be. After all, he's been helping with dinner at least once a week for a few months now. I haven't let him pour the milk yet, but it's just a matter of time before he tries.
And I think he's just about ready to start showering on his own. I know...I can't believe it either!
I'm not sure when he's moving out...his plans fluctuate between 21 and 63. I'm sure he'll be ready any day now, though.