I'm so Impressed
"We're leaving the park in two minutes, Zach. Two more minutes to play." "Okay!" I wander round the sandbox, giving each child their two minute warning. By the time I get back to Zach, I'm ready to start loading them into the stroller. As I return with Alice on my hip, Zach is there ahead of me, busily tossing sand toys into the basket under the stroller. Completely unasked. Zach, I might remind you, turned two only a month or so ago. And further remind you that he's just returned after a month away. He has remembered that this is our pattern, and is gathering our toys, all on his own. I am sooo impressed. I praise him to the skies. And discreetly return to the sandbox all toys that are not ours.