Troy's latest "thing" is doing something he knows he should do and then proudly declaring "and I did it without you even telling me!" Being the encouraging parent I am (and wanting to continue seeing this behavior) I make a big deal about it and tell him he made a great choice, etc.etc.
I did feel pretty bad when he came walking in while I was changing Cassidy one morning in a tee and shorts and said "Look! I got dressed without you even telling me!" And snow flurries were in the weather forecast that day. I told him shorts season would be here soon and sent him back to find some pants. Appreciated the effort though!