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.