Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Jaxon Can Do It!

I have some impressive news about something Jaxon accomplished this week.  

Apparently, for the last few weeks he's been quietly observing how we tie things.  And Sunday, he came out of the bathroom and proudly proclaimed, "Mom, I tied my pants all by myself."  I said, "You did not."  He said, "Yes, I did!  See."  And he proceeded to lift up his shirt to show me his pants were tied in a bow.  He said, "I saw how Dad tied my shoes this morning, and I just did it."

He's been wanting to tie things for a while now.  And he learned it in his own way -- the Jaxon way:  quietly observing and trying until he got it right ALL BY HIMSELF.

Wow!  I am so impressed!  Maybe I shouldn't be.  Maybe most 5 year olds can tie things.  I don't know.  But I only worked with him a little bit several weeks ago.  The rest he did by himself.

Here's a picture this morning after he got dressed.  He specifically asked for pants that tie.

I might mention that it's time for new tennis shoes.  He's always had velcro shoes but this morning he asked if we could find some that tied.  That's our amazing little Jaxon!  :-)


Wendy said...

Well, I am impressed! Tell him to come to our house and teach Casen. I would love to stop tying shoes! :)

Pawpaw and Nana said...

Awesome job Jaxon! We knew you could do it!!!! Love you!!

D'Ann said...

Way to go Jaxon! Just think Mom, now he can tie you up sometime!!!!