Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Mommy's Little Helper

I've been getting up early and going to the rec center for almost two months now. I should preface this with-I am NOT a morning person! I never have been. Tyler probably thought he was throwing his money away when I asked to get a month pass. I have tried many gimmicks and schemes but nothing has worked until now. There must be something about you ladies (thanks Deanne, Keri, Kari).
However, as I have modified my morning schedule, I struggle to modify my evening schedule. Since I get up earlier, I should get to bed earlier, but that doesn't always happen. I feel like sleep and weariness are catching up quickly. If I stop moving too long, I tend to fall asleep. My girls have been very kind to let me take afternoon naps every so often. Today, I didn't make it far after shopping for some goodies to take to Idaho. I plunked down on the couch, turned on Cyberchase and didn't move.
June set to work, telling me that she would help get lunch ready. I heard her rummaging in the cupboards for plates but I thought that was where it would end. It wasn't until she asked me where the jam was that I truly realized what she was up to. And still I wasn't very motivated to get up. When she got the cheese out, I figured I wouldn't be a good mother if I let her go for a knife without interceding, so I used all my energy and roused myself off the sofa.
And there on the counter was a perfect peanut butter sandwich, cut into quarters for June and Robyn. June was getting pretzels out and I cut up some cheese cubes. I was so proud of her. She is really turning into quite a good helper. I hadn't even asked for the extra help, but I think she could see the need. Heck, now that I know what she is capable of, I may set up a permanent residence on the couch (just kidding, although I may teach her how to use the washing machine tomorrow). It seems like the possibilities are endless. I mean, if you can make a peanut butter sandwich, you can do anything!!

6 comments:

Raging Stallion said...

I am, therefore, well qualified to do anything.

Michelle said...

June is so darling!! I am sure that she is a big help. When I watch her with her sisters, she already has that maternal instinct. If you ever need a break, they can come and play with me!

Ker said...

LOL! I need you to blog daily, just so I can get a laugh.

hot chocolate said...

How cute! She even cut it into quarters!

Frog Gel said...

I'm loving the little things Seth and Liam can do to help out. Though sometimes I need to remind myself I need to give them the experiences even though it will take me longer or if they make a bigger mess than I'd like.

Deanne said...

Wow! What a thoughtful daughter. Good luck with your laundry and dishes lessons. They'll be pros in no time!