Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Lend a Helping Hand

Some things never change. We have all heard these words many times.

I wish they were true about my topic today. I wish what is happening at our house would never change. I wish it would live on to adulthood, but there is little chance of that.

Braden is the best helper you could ever imagine.

He puts his dirty clothes in the hamper.
He throws his trash in the trash can.
He puts his shoes away.
He helps pick up toys.
He puts his dirty dishes in the dishwasher.
He helps empty the dishwasher.
He throws away his wet diapers.
He even tries to sweep when we are sweeping.

Not only does Braden do all these things, he does them without being asked. He actually demands to do them. If you don't let him throw your napkin away after eating you are sure to be met with an angry word. If you dare take his clothes off the floor after changing he will chase you down and reclaim them. Braden won't even let you carry his plate back to the kitchen.

What possesses him to do such things. I am sure it is mostly his desire to imitate his Mommy and Daddy. More than that though I want to believe it is his caring heart. He wants to help. He wants to serve. I know for sure Braden is a very sweet boy.

Still it can't last. There is rebellion to come.

I am going to enjoy it for now because life with a filthy room keeping teenager will be here soon enough.


Gucci Mama said...

My son did that too. Enjoy it while it lasts, my friend. ;)

Portland Dad said...

Live it up while it lasts, but I don't think it necessarily has to end. You might just have one of the good ones.

Katherine said...

I do love the "helpful" stage. :)

Brandy said...

Gray has been a trash over helper. Things like the tupperware have been thrown away too many times

PJ Mullen said...

Little man likes to help me do a lot of these things too. I like to ask him if he'll be this keen on household chores when he's 12. He has assured me he will and, as much as I'd like to believe him, I doubt it.

WeaselMomma said...

Enjoy this luxury while it lasts. My helpful little toddler is a 16 year old slob of epic proportions today.

Rob said...

LOL. You are right but it sounds like you have an awesome helper on your hands right now. Enjoy it while it lasts. Shaun is 7 and doesn't help unless we demand him to. LOL. He is so lazy he takes his shoes off at the front door and leaves them their for the whole family to trip over.

Brian Miller said...

enjoy it while it