Big E dumped out all of his blocks to build a castle. When he was finished with his blocks I asked him to please put them back in their bin. Without so much as an objection, he started singing the Clean-up song and put all of his blocks back.
I almost fainted. It has been a constant battle of wills with him. Unfortunately for him, I am ranked in the Top 5 for most stubborn human on the planet, so I always win.
I praised him and told him what a good clean up job he was doing. I really was so proud, I can't put it into words. It is like seeing all of your hard work finally come to fruition.
I feel like we have definitely turned the corner. Don't get me wrong, he still ignores me plenty, but I feel like I am chipping away at his two year old armor.
We leave tomorrow for my brother's wedding in NY. I have been dangling this as a prize for about two months.
For example: If you don't let me change your diaper, you can't go to NY. Instant diaper change.
I'll be sad when I lose that leverage. But I am hopeful.