Here's a visual update on his progress at
It seems that my little guy has got some hidden talent to express.
And he sure does love his yogurt.
Abby, on the other hand, has displayed an interest in window-washing in response. The first time Michael painted on the door (perhaps a week ago), she was very keen on cleaning it off- to the point that I thought it might be fun to indulge her and let her have a crack at the glass with a paper towel after it was sprayed down with some Windex.
I forgot to take care of the mess right after lunch today, so it was still there this evening. And wouldn't you know, I had to carefully avert the tantrum that began to brew just after dinner when I instructed her to follow her father down to the playroom and she, instead, wanted to "clean the window."
There's got to be a way for me to use her burning desire to my advantage in the future...