I brought his outfit downstairs this morning and put it next to him on the couch and then I went to the bathroom. I came out and he was standing there completely dressed. He never gets dressed unless I am there to help him. His shirt was on backwards. I told him I was so proud of him for getting dressed all by himself but I needed to fix his shirt because it was backwards. He wouldn't lift his arms. I praised him some more and after a couple tries and more praise and explanation he let me take the shirt off. I didn't want to have to fix his shirt because he was so proud of himself for getting dressed all by himself : ( Then I noticed his pants were on backwards also. And I was praying that when I checked the underwear that that was on the right way but it wasn't. I just wanted to be able to let him have his moment and not have to change at least one thing. Needless to say, I praised him repeatedly and showed him the tags and other "landmarks" on his clothing that would let him know if they were on correctly.
He has been able to dress himself correctly if the clothing is laid out in a certain way and still needs to have buttons on jeans and snaps, etc done for him. I guess it's time to teach him how to do it himself : ) My little boy is growing up and I need to LET him do it.