Monday, January 4, 2010

A Small Step for a Boy and a Giant Step for the Sanity of Womankind

Mom in a frenzy: "Wyatt! What did you just do??"


Wyatt acting aloof: "Nothing, Mom!"


Mom excited: "Wyatt!! You just tied your shoe by yourself!! ALL BY YOURSELF!"


Wyatt bashfully: "Yeah...."


Mom: "See, I KNEW you could do it!!!"


I have to take our little victories where possible. I am thrilled at this minor, but monumental accomplishment. Wyatt's tears and frustration over morning time school preparation rituals has been a source of maddening aggravation for me. I hope this means we are over the hurdle here...

Congratulations WYATT!!!

23 Comments for OSL:

blueviolet said...

That really is a huge deal!!! That is hard to master!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Oh, he looks so precious in those photos. You can just see his tender little heart right in his eyes...CONGRATULATIONS WYATT!!!

Pricilla said...

Hip hip hooray!
Congratulations Wyatt!!!!!!!!

The Mind of a Mom said...

Dear Wyatt
Congratulations for getting your bunnies in the holes It's not an easy thing to do ~ You rock!

Ms Snarky Pants said...

Yay Wyatt!!!!!! Good job!!!

Cheryl said...

OMG - he is such a boy! When my son was Wyatt's age it was the first year of the velcro closure shoes. I don't think he learned to tie his own shoes until he was 10! Go Wyatt!

life ramblings said...

way to go Wyatt! love his smile, how adorable!

jane augenstein said...

Wow! Now that's a BIG deal! Wyatt, good job!!! You must be so proud of him! Tieing your shoes is a big accomplishment, give him a hug for me!
Great pictures too!
Jane

Sara said...

YAY, Wyatt!!!! Great job! What a milestone.

James is really concerned about having to wipe his own butt when he goes to kindy next year. That will be his next big achievement. :S

Vixen said...

That is so AWESOME! You go Wyatt! I love that bashful, yet proud smile he has on.

Suzi said...

Great job Wyatt! I am very proud of you and your accomplishment.

Frogs in my formula said...

Hip hip hooray!

Miss Dot said...

Look at his sweet cute little sheepish grin! Man I remember how long it took me to tie my shoes... yeesh. Good job, Wyatt!!

theUngourmet said...

That is awesome! Way to go, Wyatt! Henry is still working on this. Soon!

Rural Rambler said...

Great job Wyatt! It took me forever to learn to tie my shoes and I still can't keep em tied! What a sweet smile :)

Kate Emmett-Wilder said...

Go Wyatt! That's a HUGE step for him and you!!

Debbie said...

And congrats to you! I'm a huge supporter of anything that takes away our struggles.
Now tying shoes - that is something I'm not sure all of mine can do yet:)

Grand Pooba said...

That's awesome! Congrats to Wyatt! Next thing you know he'll be shaving his face!

Aunt Spicy said...

How precious is he! What a great victory!

Sharkbytes said...

That is really cool, and you really got the pictures of his joy! I remember that was a big deal in my school. You had to be able to tie your shoes to pass kindergarten.

Yaya said...

Awwww!

Mountain Woman said...

Oh, my gosh. He's growing up so fast. Next stop college.
I loved his photos. What a cutie pie.

Tami said...

yay wyatt!!!