sometimes samson wakes up terribly early and it’s still dark outside and everyone is asleep and i just don’t know what to do with him. it’s totally terrible, but sometimes i give him a little pre-breakfast snack and let him watch an episode of Dora on the computer while i try to close my eyes for twenty more minutes.
a few weeks ago, while the apartment was still quiet and asleep (and we thought mister samson was still sleeping, too), josh heard some noise in the kitchen and went in to see what was up. i am SO glad he pulled out his phone to video tape this while quietly observing samson from the kitchen doorway. sometimes i am quick to jump in and be all, “what’s going on? why are we doing this? we need to clean this up right now!” but josh let samson work this out on his own for a few minutes and i think it is just the sweetest. i wish i could jump into this little guy’s head one of these days and see how everything works in there! it’s just facinating how much they observe and want to help and mimic everything the bigger adults do each day. he really does love to help with everything we do, all day long, every day. good thing too, since he makes a lot of messes! anyway, if you care to watch below, here’s samson working through the steps of cleaning up the spilled cereal on the floor to fix his mess all on his own while very carefully not wanting to step in it. ha!