Friday, July 31, 2009
See what excellent help I get in the kitchen? I swear, Jamie has super-dishwasher-hearing, and can tell when the dishwasher has been opened if he's in a 20 mile radius. I should get the speed-crawl, with all the jiggling baby chub, on video. It's quite impressive.
John has been helping me with the silverware portion of unloading the dishwasher. Sometimes. The "help" is quite dependent on my patience levels. You can see in this picture John is using his whip (which is a strand of ric-rac commandeered from my craft room) to tie onto a spoon, which he will then lift out and place into the silverware drawer. Do you see what I mean about the patience levels??
I really want my boys to be good helpers and have regular chores. I think that it helps teach them that families work together and that we should love each other through service, but I find the charm of a new responsibility soon fades, and I just get frustrated. I just wonder, do you have your kids do chores? If so, how much and and what age?
Ok, have a happy weekend. With many compliant helpers ;)
Posted by Kelly at 1:39 PM