The Drive to Learn
Paris’s drive to learn is such an integral part of his personality, I can’t imagine it fading as he gets older or ever having to force him to learn anything. He has a strong desire to be big and capable.
Paris brings the phrase “I DO IT!” to a whole new level. It’s not enough for him to dress himself & feed himself. He wants to cook dinner, wash the dishes, do the laundry and take the garbage out too. Of course he wants to open and shut all gates and car doors and press all the elevator buttons. He not only wants to do things himself he want to do everything I’m doing. If I’m writing, he wants my pen and he wants my paper, and he will try to wrestle it out of my hand. I try to include him but that’s not really what he’s after.
I had to ask Tyler how it felt to have a another man in the house after Paris demanded the “REMOTE!” after we had turned on the TV. All the way to Grandma’s house last night he cried and screamed, “Stop!Stop! I drive car!” This kid isn’t satisfied with being in the passenger seat and I don’t imagine he ever will be.