Monday, October 27, 2008

The Helper becomes Helpful

This month in Parents magazine I read that kids Addison's age like to start helping around the house.
Yes, I read Parents magazine.
I have to find out how not to break her. How else would I know not to ever leave her alone in the tub, at the edge of a pool or by a bucket of water? How else would I know all the tricks to getting an anal temperature (and know when to no longer take an anal temperature?)? How would I know when Addison could have strawberries and that yogurt makes everything better? How would I know that having wine nightly is considered a problem by some, and a god given right by others? Okay, I made that up, but who cares about those people who think it's a problem? They probably not only read Parents, but also Self and Women's Health. Losers.

Anyway, back to the point: How right Parents is.
Addison will help match socks while I fold laundry. She loves helping me get her undressed (she's particularly proud of her ability to remove her socks). When we are done playing, Addison will often help me or Andy pick up her toys (they are usually thrown with great emphasis in her toy bins). But last week she really proved her usefulness by helping me clean the kitchen floor....god I can't wait for her to be able to empty the dishwasher, take out the trash and scoop the cat litter!


Mich said...

Can she come over to my house?

I<3Indiana said...

You've been tagged!

Kate C. said...

I have a Swiffer and a condo full of hardwood floors. If she ever wants to stay with me, I am sure I can think of lots of "fun" activities for her to do.

Sue said...

My nephew is going through a phase where he pretends every object he encounters is either a cell phone, a swiffer, or a hair dryer. The boy just wants to look good while chatting and cleaning, what can I say!