How did/does your child express doing something theirselves?

@kblakley (248)
United States
September 24, 2008 10:00am CST
I've always found it cute when a child decides they want to do something themselves. Most of the time a cute saying comes along with it. When my son wants to do something by himself he says "my do it" and it's so sweet and cute. When I was little I would say "me do it mine self", which of course I don't remember saying that, but I'll bet it sounded really cute. What did or does your child say?
2 responses
@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
24 Sep 08
My son (2 years old) loves to do things himself, and expresses that very clearly by repeating, as many times as necessary, 'I try it.' He also likes to help with everything, which he indicates by saying very earnestly 'help, help, heeellllpppp!!!' If I don't let him help with things like laundry, setting the table, or putting groceries away, he gets very upset with me. Of course I let him. Who's going to turn down help with those kinds of chores?
@kblakley (248)
• United States
25 Sep 08
My son likes to help whenever possible too and it's so cute. He'll say "help mommy pleease" and of course you can't turn down the help. You know as they get older you have to fight for that help. :)
• United States
24 Sep 08
My son doesn't have any "do it myself" phrases, but he will scream at you to "leab me!" When referring to other things (like, not this car, that car) he'll say he wants "the other more one." He also gets really mad if we're going to a store that he's not familiar with. Like right now, I told him we're going to Home Depot in a few minutes. He got made and kept saying "just tell me where we going!!!" My daughter (7) has been really good at guessing an unborn child's gender (yes, she has a 50/50 chance, but has been right 14 out of 15 so far). My cousin's friend is preggo and wanted to know what she was having, so when I asked my daughter I left out that the woman already had 2 girls. She said it will be a boy. I asked her what if the woman already had 2 girls and she said "it's fine she can keep them and still have her boy." I was hysterical, as was my cousin (who was on the phone with me).
@kblakley (248)
• United States
25 Sep 08
That is too cute! lol My niece was kind of like that when me and my sister were pregnant and she actually cried when she was wrong about the baby's gender, course that's because she really wanted them to be girls and our first babies were boys. My son gets upset if we don't go "bye bye" in the vehicle he wants to go in. Whether it's Dad's truck or Dad's cool car, he always seems to want to go in the one we're not going in.