All by my own

Scott is an extremely independent wee boy. He insists on doing so many things “All by my own” and he gets quite angry if assistance is provided. This can be very frustrating to watch at times as he struggles to get his clothes off or shoes on or whatever it may be. It can also be extremely funny. He thinks he can do so many things and appears to be desperate to be able to read at the moment. He keeps asking me what all the writing on his clothes says or any labels and he loves it when he correctly guesses that something has his name on it. He also has queer notions about me leaving him places to go by himself. He asked me the other morning as I was driving him to nursery why I couldn’t just drop him off in the street and he would make his own way there!

This is Scott’s week for Travel Ted at nursery and he is very eager to read the previous entries from other kids. He keeps asking to see it:

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I thought we better take Travel Ted with us to Mini Kickers today:

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Scott is still enjoying his pirate adventures and whenever he finds anything resembling the green slime from Swashbuckle he sticks it beside the couch and pretends he is walking the plank. He insisted that Travel Ted got involved today too:

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This afternoon I met up with some old school friends and Scott had a fantastic time playing in the garden. The swing was a big favourite:

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Of course, I couldn’t help in any way here. That would be just silly! 🙂

“The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother’s side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.” Erich Fromm

Maybe not quite so soon Scooter…

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