Monday, January 28, 2008

It has started!

I knew the day would come eventually, and now it is here...
Hannah LOVES to be helpful (most of the time) and is great at taking her diaper to the trash, her clothes to the hamper, even mom and dad's clothes! So I have enjoyed her help. She even gets really excited when she eats string cheese because she gets to throw the wrapper away! Anyhow, I've been warned, and always anticipated the day when the trash can becomes more fun than it needs to be. She's been so good up to this point at not using the trash can for more than trash...but in the last couple of days I have caught her deciding on her own that a few new things belong in the trash. First was her plate and spoon after dinner. She was busy taking it to the kitchen, and ended up making a stop off at the trash can instead. Then, she thought that her pajamas belonged in the trash along with her diaper. The other day she went and got the mail and proceeded to throw some of it away...luckily just the "You're pre approved!" junk mail! All of these things seems pretty reasonable once I think about it...we scrape the plates off in the trash before the sink, the diaper goes in the trash, so maybe pjs there makes one less stop, and the mail, well, that usually goes in there, too!
We'll see what comes next. As long as we don't leave anything too important and/or valuable where she will find it we should be safe. It is amazing how smart they really are. It makes me realize how much she learns from watching Nate and I!!!

4 comments:

Christy said...

for your sake and the stuff that could accidentally be thrown away i hope the excitement of the trash can wears off! good luck.

Care Bear said...

hi Sarah! Its been forever. Basically since you and Nate moved. I can't believe how big Hannah is getting. I hope you're doing well. Love Carrie B

Andrews family said...

Hi Pettitt family! We miss you and hope you are doing well. Hannah is such a cutie!!

Love, Jason, Erica, & Cooper

ValSterBy said...

so funny about the trash, we are going through the same thing here...
How are you feeling with your pregnancy? And what are you doing to "prepare" Hannah? I have started to get really nervous for little Shelby and the huge culture shock she is in for in a few months.
i'd love any tips or good ideas you have had.
thanks,
valarie