E's newest habit is to remind and reassure himself and us of just how capable he is.
I'm a big boy, Mommy! he says before he sits down at the top of a new slide at the park.
I did it, Mommy and Daddy! he says as he he pulls up his pants while walking out of the bathroom.
I'm a big strong boy! he says as he helps me carry a basket of laundry down the stairs.
He reminds me to be confident before facing a new obstacle, to congratulate myself on a job well done and to believe in myself even when things seem too tough to overcome. Reminding me, teaching me and inspiring me always.