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From a mother of three to you.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Mommy's Little Helper

As the kids grow I tend to give them certain age appropriate tasks to help mom around the house. One of my most successful has been to give Conner a measuring cup and have him fill up the cats' food dispenser.

He loves the scooping and pouring, and it takes him a good fifteen minutes, priceless time in my day that I can spend:
  • relaxing; or
  • doing yesterday's dishes;
  • maybe throw in a load of laundry, nope scratch that, rewash the laundry that's been in the washing machine since, um, I forget;
  • clean up that congealed milk that leaked out of that non-spill cup onto the hardwood floor;
  • change the baby...again.

What I'm getting at here is that having the kids help out with chores is really helpful. Unless the phone rings right after you ask him to do it.


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