If you congratulate yourself out loud for completing something really big, a problem with the project will pop up that will take up the rest of your day.
And probably some of the next day too.
Boys who have been doing things the EXACT SAME WAY for several months sometimes change their minds and start new patterns. They do NOT feel that they should have to inform you of said changes.
Roll with it.
If you congratulate yourself out loud for something child-related I guarantee that the very opposite will happen practically the second the words have left your mouth. This opposite will occur while you’re still speaking if you’re telling another adult about the “success”.
Knitting at 2 a.m. is only a good idea if you want to start the next morning by undoing the previous night’s work.
Little boys have the very best cling-to-your neck hugs, even in the middle of the night.