They also both use "big kid" cups (think a plastic open cup, just small) for dinner every night...and they get them and fill them themselves. Yes they spill, but like I already said, they clean it up. They use "real" silverware, not the plastic baby crap. I don't hover over them at the park so long as I can see them. Boo goes to the bathroom by himself from start to finish (except poop...I'm not ready for my 2.5 year old to try and wipe his own butt yet because last time we tried that a poo murder scene went down in my bathroom...we're talking toilet seat, walls, pants, underwear and even my scale).
You get the idea. I am their mom, not their
So here's the final point, I found this amazing book on this concept of free-ranging your kids. You should really check it out!! Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry)