It was an exciting morning in our household. During a rather uneventful breakfast The Short Chic announces quite proudly that she "did it!" The Husband and I might have expected to see a mess when we turned around. However, instead we were so excited to see she had tied her shoe by herself for the first time...EVER! I was even more excited because she credited me with showing her how! I love it when little kids finally figure it all out. The sense of accomplishment is huge. She did not just do it once, she tied both shoe laces and then gave herself double knots. How can that not melt your heart? And if it could not get any better, tonight The Short Chic got herself ready for dance. She wanted her hair to look pretty so she did it herself. At the age of 5,she put her own hair up in a bun. Did I say she did it all by herself?