Adam came up with the brilliant idea of setting up our miniature refrigerator in the kitchen for Sammy. She isn't able to open the door on the big fridge yet, which hampers her ability to get her own snacks. We had this little fridge just sitting in our storage room and Adam realized that Sammy probably had the strength to open it.
He set it up, and, voila! Sammy now gets her own yogurt and cheese whenever she wants it. In fact, she loves serving yogurt for two. She'll get the two containers of yogurt and place them at our respective places at the table, then she will get 2 napkins from the shelf she can reach, and 2 spoons from her low cabinet. Then she asks, WOULD YOU LIKE HAVE YOGURT WITH ME, MOMMY?
We plan on putting more food in the fridge for her, but yogurt is her main refrigerated snack. We do have a small pitcher of milk in there (you can buy the pitcher from For Small Hands for $7.50), but she hasn't had the guts to try it herself yet. Once she does, she'll be able to get her own cereal for breakfast. And that will bring me one step closer to my selfish goal of having her be totally self-sufficient in the morning. Interesting how my selfish goals seem to coincide with what is best for her, isn't it?