I have three amazing little helpers.
Ethan loves to help me cook, especially bake. He can smell chocolate a mile away, and he comes running whenever he knows that I am baking up something yummy. And, he is quite insulted if I do not tell him the moment that it is ready. The boy has a major sweet tooth, just like his momma.
Gabriel helps me with the entertainment portion of our days. He is great at coming up with creative games for the littles, play wrestling with them, reading to them, and being an all-around brother of the year, in general.
And, Summer is my little domestic helper. She loves to fold laundry, clean, and put up groceries. She is a little momma in the making. And, when she says, “When I grow up, I want to be a momma, just like you.”, it absolutely melts my heart.
Summer was my little helper today. She wanted to clean and fold laundry. I have been honest about the fact that I do not always let my littles help me clean because I know that I can often do it faster by myself. But, today I knew that I had too much to do around the house to be the craft/baking/fun momma, so I happily let her help me clean and fold so that we could spend time together. I am learning more and more that it is not always about what you are doing. It is about the time that you spend together, whether it is reading, crafting, baking, or even something as simple as cleaning house and folding laundry.
Before our little cleaning session, my little helper requested pancakes. When I asked if she wanted them plain or with chocolate chips, she gave the favorite response of, “Both!” So, both she got. After all, she needed her strength to help with the housekeeping for the day.