Monday, September 8, 2008

today is the first day of the rest of my life

Benson made his own breakfast this morning. I have been waiting for this day for 3 years 6months and 6 days. Well maybe not quite that long but it has been on my mind for quite a while. You see, I'm not a huge fan of waking up at the whim of another person and although I still do it, and will continue to do it, I'm really not a fan. Today started out the same as any other.

Benson: Mommy! Time to wake up! It's light outside!

Me: Benson it's not 7 yet. You can either get in bed with me and snuggle or you can go play downstairs by yourself until 7.

Benson: Fiiiiiiine. Daaaaaaddy!

Me: He's at school, buddy.

Benson: Mmmmm (walks downstairs. I hear toilet flushing and then I hear new sounds. Fridge opens, bowls being shuffled, silverware clinking....mmmmm what is this?)

Me: (making bed quickly so as to run downstairs to avert the disaster that is eminent. Now quietly shuffling downstairs, hoping to catch a glimpse of the action before it happens. I sneak a peak over the edge and he's pouring just the right amount of yogurt into his bowl, then replaces the lid on the yogurt and begins to eat! Eureka! This is great!)

(still Me): Benson! Good job, buddy! You got your own breakfast!

Benson: (absolutely BEAMING with joy) Yeah mom! I was hungry so I got some yogurt all by myself!

And then the boy wanted to go outside so he went upstairs and picked out his own clothes, for the first time ever. And now he's dressed and it's only 7: 30. And his clothes even match.

Wow. Today is going to be a great day, I can just feel it.


laura d said...

YAAAAAAAY for Benson!!! Its crazy to have him be so grown up. I remember attempting the cereal and milk pour growing didn't go well. So watch for that, but I'm glad he mastered the yogurt.

mandakay said...

way to go benson. Its official, hes a big boy

boo face mcjones said...

what a stellar beginning to your day! i'm sure that none of it could have been possible without those years of your guiding example, so congratulations to both of you.

Stephanie said...

i feel this day is a long way off for me, so it was nice to have a glimpse into my someday future!

a first for ambrose that i woke up to this morning: the sound of a womans water breaking in the front room... apparently he can open large water bottles now- i didnt know he knew how to screw open the cap- water water everywhere...

Abby said...

You lucky lady! What a big boy. How nice that his clothes matched too! You'll have to see it if was just luck this time or if he continues to have an eye for ensembles.

Caity said...

Oh man, that is so cool! Way to go Benson! I can't wait for Emma to start that, but we just have cereal every morning and she can't reach anything but the cereal and spoon :)

Suzanne said...

that is just to cute!