It's great that Kellan is at the age when he wants to do things by himself. It's not so great when there's a huge mess left in his wake. I am constantly cleaning up spilled granola, smeared toothpaste and balled up Kleenex left in strange places. We want our kids to be self sufficient, but does it have to be so messy?
He also likes to dress himself now. My friends with little girls have been dealing with this for a long time, but this is a new development for me. Kellan often wears his pants backwards and refuses to turn them around.
I have read that my four-year-old isn't alone in wanting to do things for himself. I admit, I sometimes I feel nostalgic for the days when he would sit on blanket chewing a teething ring and not moving much. Then I realize how much more fun we have and how exciting it is to witness every developmental milestone.
So for now I will just deal with the messes. Is your kid exerting his independence lately?