We did it. The IKEA kitchen is put together now, complete with a thrifted water dispenser with real water.
I never got dressed today and didn’t clean anything until bedtime, but it’s done 😅
For anyone curious, giving toddlers a water supply they can access on their own is an idea from the Montessori methodology. Clark super enjoyed filling his cup up, guzzling water, and giving it to me and @coltonkopsa
I’m going to add snacks, wash cloths and dishes to the cupboards for further independence.
And yes, there was some dumping of water, but I’m confident that if I’m firm about taking the water away whenever that happens that he’ll learn.