Monday’s Mommy Moment: I Can Put Sun Block on All by Myself


I’ve decided that I’m going to reserve Monday for writing about a special mommy moment that took place during the week. With my little boy being twenty-two months old, it feels like he’s doing something new each day, and these moments can easily by missed. Today, I’m listing my favorite of the week.

Lately as I’ve been giving my little boy a bath, he’s been interested in lathering himself up with the body wash all by himself. (I use Weleda Calendula Shampoo and Body Wash.) I put a little dab of it in his hand, and he rubs it onto his chest and belly and makes an attempt to do his hair. It’s cute, and since I know it won’t sting his eyes, I do everything I can to applaud him for his efforts.

“Good job Lil’ Lewie. Oh, you’re going to be such a clean boy!”

Now that he likes soaping up in the tub, he’s equally interested in helping put lotion, diaper cream, Vaseline, and everything else on himself too. This week before going to a pool party, I decided to rub Sun Block all over him. Of course, it didn’t take long before he wanted to join in. Like always, I put a little dab in his hand, and before I knew it, he was rubbing it all over his chest and belly. The only difference this time is that he was wearing a tank top bathing suit. Thus, his tank top was nicely covered (and protected) by SPF 50.

Oh, you’ve got to love little ones and their innocence about the world. Truly.


  1. Thank you for the kind words on my blog..

  2. Oh, I love this idea!

    So cute that he's "helping" by covering his shirt in sunblock :)

    My son is almost 3 and we are in the middle of potty training. He wants to put on his big boy underwear by himself, and inevitably he puts them on inside out and backwards. But he is so proud I don't make him change!

  3. that is just adorable... that is such a sweet age where they want to be a big kid and start doing things themselves!

    I remember letting my daughter wear the most awful cacophony of clothes because she was so proud she did it all herself! lol

    Have a great day!:)

  4. Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I love this age too! All we can do is support our little ones in their efforts, no matter if they're wearing their clothes backwards or picking out hideous outfits (lol). Have a great day too!


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