I am so grateful that the Man Child is the most stubborn two year old to ever walk the face of this earth.
I'm not being sarcastic either.
Usually this quality in him drives me bonkers, but when it lends to his acquiring important life skills I'm all for it. MC wants to copy everything he sees his siblings and parents do, hence he has become a proficient sweeper, dishwasher loader, and duster. Today he spilled his sippie cup and instead of crying or stepping in it, he said "clean up" and immediately picked out a dish cloth from the drawer and wiped up the spill. I clapped for him with as much gusto as if he'd just found the cure for cancer.
My mom keeps telling me that the MC will turn out okay if we can just channel all his energy and stubbornness into the right areas. After today I finally believe her.