Every day lately I get at least one specific intrinsic reward for my job as mom. Today's proud moment came after Everett asked for a piece of my orange. Instead of eating it he squeezed its juices all over the floor and cabinet. I handed him a washcloth and nicely said "wipe it up please," which he did! And did well! He wiped the floor, the cabinet, and then more parts of the floor for the fun of it. haha! What a great little helper. :)
I think one aspect of this situation I'm most proud of is me giving him the credit to be able to do that. I'm finding he is able to understand and do so much more lately, and it's fun to give him the space to participate. But it's still something I have to think about.