tonight this kiddo done did me in...just when i'd given up all hope of ever having any of my directions followed after asking the first time, this is what he did:
homeboy went up to his own bathroom (brothers and sisters don't bathe together anymore), filled up his own tub, picked up his dirty clothes off the bathroom floor AND put them in the laundry room into the correct hamper...and i had only asked him to go upstairs and get in the tub!
you'd have thought he'd pulled the entire country out of the recession for how happy and proud i felt at that moment when i realized what had happened. i think he was a little weirded out after i told him thank you for the fifth time in 10 minutes...
so that was my small victory for today and it gave me hope for what a toddler-free future has in store :)