I’m 2 so don’t touch my shit.

Pretty much sums up our existence these days.  We can not touch anything that is Nathanaels.  Even if it isn’t Nathanael’s but something he’s claimed, then we can no touch it.  So, we have to watch him flounder, be frustrated, and try to do things that are just beyond his development stage.  Whoa to the fool who tries to help.  The role we are to play is to be part of his world but not to interfer with his definition of the world.   We can say “when you need help, please say help” and after a few tough minutes, we’ll get a pitiful little help that is a little heart breaking. 

Most of the time, we work through it.  But, say, you’re trying to get to work/day care and independent little Nathanael has claimed the backyard gate to himself and no one else is allowed to touch it, open or close it unless you are the Nathanael guard.  Nathanael, the guard, decides when he will open it, when he will close it, and will wave you on threw when he deems it ok for you to get into/out of the backyard.  Yes, this is sometimes acceptable when you have the week-end to your leisure but it gets a bit hairy when you have to get those cute little muscle buns to daycare and head on into work.

Yes, I love so much about the newer, word-expressing, mighty little Nathanael but …

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