today was actually filled with teaching: taught the boy how to do the laundry; taught him how to bake a cake; taught him about the finer delicacies of melting chocolate; showed him how to make a better choice when your cash is not all too plentiful; reinforced the importance of memory; and made him see that you can’t always get what you want. though if you try sometimes, you get what you need.
hee, alright, not the last part. but i reiterated the importance of understanding that you can’t always get what you want, and that sometimes life just does not work that way. how much he remembers of any of this stuff, i won’t know (though we are working on the importance of memory!!!). but i hope i am taking the right steps in making him an independent problem solver. we’ll see.