Friday, June 20, 2008

So Happy I Could Cry

Do you know I like to start things but not finish them. Take for instance the laundry. I have no problem whatsoever putting clothes in the washer, transferring to the dryer, folding even ironing. But I abhor putting clothes away.

Then there's the dishes. My most avoided, hated chore is emptying the dishwasher. This is so irrational, I know, but I avoid it terribly. The dishes pile up all day long because every time I go into the kitchen I know that I must empty the dishwasher in order to take care of the new dirty dishes and since I can't stand doing it I just leave the kitchen and ignore it. Isn't that TERRIBLE!!!

Well, all those years of waiting and training have paid off. Ella can now empty the ENTIRE dishwasher all by herself. Even all the dishes in the high shelves. I could seriously cry over this. People have been telling me for years that this period I'm in is the hardest part of being a mother of many young children and that once they get older it'll get easier. I was starting to not believe them. God bless Ella's heart. I can hardly believe it. She's growing up and she really is enjoying taking on more responsibilities in the house. Vacuuming and laundry sometimes and now the dishwasher. She even likes to clean the bathroom.

I'm going to go cry now.


Terry said...

Funny! But it does get easier when they can help out. It's true.

Johanna said...

Wow, so there is hope! Aaron just started dusting for me. He still cannot reach everything, but even what he can do is such a help. I am looking forward to when they can do more. Right now, he enjoys helping too. I know the day will come when that will change, but for now, he still likes it.

Lawanda said...

LOL! My kids are awful helpful most of the time. It is nice! :)

Lawanda said...

And I meant to say: I am irrational too. Every morning when I go out of my bedroom and see the mess, I just want to turn around and go back in and lock the door and stay there!! LOL