I try to give Mica tasks to do. I call them "Assignments".
His favorite is to put the soap bubble in the dishwasher and run it.
He likes to put ingredients in the mixing bowl when I'm making things.
He loves running the recycle things downstairs. Although I do have to remind him to shut the door.
Mica is great about getting Isaak toys to play with.
He helps with laundry often. I'll throw clothes in a basket, and he'll load them into the dryer.
He has to take one thing up to the house from the car.
He likes to load food on the black belt at the grocery store check out area.
Mica dresses himself. But he does need instruction. Otherwise a clothing item is on backwards, and shoes are on the wrong feet. I think it's funny that kids want to put the picture on their underwear facing them. Underwear gets put on backwards all the time. You'd think they'd make it so that the picture would be on the front. It's the thought the counts.
The weekend was pretty uneventful. Mica was a rascal on Saturday, and great on Sunday. He gets protective of his toys and pushes Isaak around when he's about to grab a toy from Mica. It's pretty typical behavior with kids this age to be protective of their toys. Usually I get after Mica (not to push Isaak), I tell Mica that if he doesn't want Isaak to play with his toys, to go in his room to play, or to hand Isaak a different toy to play with. It works pretty well. Mica and Evan are playing a lot more in their rooms then before. Sometimes they do it on their own accord. They are really into building train tracks on their own. Mica wants us to go in and see it when he has one completed.
It's nice seeing that the big boys are becoming independent.
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