are great…..if they aren’t making a bigger mess along the way! I love the fact that my kids want to help out without anyone asking them too…….what I am not so crazy about is the extra picking up that I have to do along the way. I let them help to a point and then that controlling part of me takes over. This is something that I am trying to work on-but I also am taking their help with open arms because it does help me out.
My youngest son who is just 14 months wanted to help me yesterday mop the floor. I had actually forgot that I left the mop & bucket out (with water). So I was cleaning in the kitchen and wanted to make sure that there were no dishes in the living room. Well I am walking in there and saw him standing there with the mop in hand and moving it back and forth. I said his name and he looked up at me with his big blue eyes and had this HUGE smile on his face! When I went to tell him no and clean up the mess-it was as if I was struggling with myself on what to say, I don’t think that anything that came out of my mouth was a complete sentence and/or made sense! I am sure that it sounded like I was speaking a forgien laugnage! As I took the mop away from him and went to see how much he ‘helped’-he went to step aside and realized that his foot was wet, looked at me like it was my fault, and then proceeded to squat down and play in it!!!! Ugh-my little man how I love you but you make me wanna pull my hair out!
I would love to hear any stories that you have about your children ‘helping’ out!