Almost every morning, I ask Luca if she wants to help make my coffee. She enthusiastically makes a noise to let me know YES. I heat milk in a mug and we wait for the microwave to beep. Often, she is waiting next to me giggling in excitement. When it does beep, I take my mug and set it in the slot in my keurig. I pick her up and sit her on the counter next to the keurig. She lifts the handle, removes the previous used k-cup, grabs a new one and puts it in, and closes the lid. I show her which water button to push and voila, my coffee is made. While it brews, I set her down and she runs and puts the old k-cup in the trashcan.
I love these little rituals we have established. It is these little moments of her showing us such understanding, independence, and excitement at the littlest things that bring a smile to my face.