Saturday, March 14, 2009

A Man on a Mission

We obviously keep the house way too dark on cloudy mornings. So Garrett, resourceful little guy that he is, took it upon himself to turn on every light he could get to. He's a little bit vertically challenged, so he employed the help of a step stool. The most important light to turn on was the family room. He also flipped the switch to the ceiling fan to make sure it was in proper working order.

Now it's off to the formal dining room to turn the light on there.

Mission accomplished.Now it's off to another part of the house to turn on even more lights. You can just see the wheels turning in his head as he's doing this. He's learning how to turn lights on and off, which is an important cause and effect skill. He's also learning to use a step stool to reach high places. He's been using a step stool for a long time, but he's just now realizing that he can carry it around wherever he wants. Before, if no step stool was present, the item was out of reach and he would either ask (or yell) for me to get it, or he would give up and move on. I don't think he's quite figured out how to use the stool to get things on the kitchen counter or get into the bathroom drawers, but it won't be long 'till he does.


Vera said...

Love it! He's a guy after my own heart, I just can never get the house light enough... and yes, the voice of my father echos in my head turn off the light when you leave the room! WHY on earth is every light in the house on?!

Kristin said...

That's so cute! My youngest has figured out how to use the stool to get what she wants too! LOL

Nice to meet you....I came over from Lynnette's blog! Hope you have a wonderful week!!

Sarah Robbins said...

That is so cute! I'm here from Lynette's blog; you're kiddoes are so precious!

Pen to Paper; Spirit to Soul said...

Popping in from Lynnette's to say Hi, neighbor!!! You have one cute little man, there! I agree, in the rain the house is never light enough!!!
BTW, we live just east of Dallas so we are fairly close to one another!
Have a terrific week!


Lynnette Kraft said...


Have fun being featured today. Your family really is precious. :)

I love all the cute pictures.

Christa @ Quintooples said...

I love all the pics on your blog!!!! :) You have a beautiful family. :)