I have been working with Mighty Max on being more self sufficient (as much as a three year old can be "self sufficient"). As much as I love doing everything for him, I also know he needs to learn these basic skills. Some are quite tricky for him, so this will be a work in progress for some time. But along the way, we are having lots of fun learning together! He is so stinkin' cute when he masters a skill...oh my goodness!
One skill is helping with taking clothes on and off. (This sounds easy, but it actually is quite difficult when you lack balance and coordination.)
I'll help him pull his shirt over his head, and then his job is to take it all the way off. Sometimes he gets stuck.
"Look Mommy, I'm doing it...I'm doing it!"
"Uh oh. I'm stuck."
"Mommy (*note he is signing MOMMY to get my help...this is huge!), can you please help?"