Each week the children rotate chores between lunch duty/dinner duty/kid’s bathroom. This is Andrew’s week to clean the kitchen after lunch. He is required to put everything up, load the dishwasher, and wipe the counters. Since he is only 7 I usually do the sweeping and mopping. However, since starting school this week I’ve been a little behind. So, I thought I would have Andrew do the mopping for me. His little mind is rather creative so why not turn the chore of mopping into a slip-n-slide?
What was I thinking….right?
So there I was, reviewing latitude and longitude with Abigail and I look into the kitchen to see Andrew in his swimsuit “cleaning the floor.”
This is where every mother stands at the crossroad of two decisions. I could reprimand him for acting out, stress out from the extra water and soap on the floor, and take over the job adding to my already full load. Or…….. I could smile, grab the camera, remind him to wipe up the water when he’s through, and remember what blessings children are.
I choose the latter.
By the way, the floor and Andrew ended up rather clean. Talk about multitasking!
This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
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Thanks for the laugh! ;-))
That is so funny!!! I would have made the same decision, Caleb is only 2 but I love all the crazy things he comes up with! Cant wait to see what he come up when he is Andrew’s age, kinda scary to think about lol!!!
LOL…LOL…LOL 🙂 Oh, I love it!!! I needed him the other day to mop our kitchen.
I’m soo thankful you allow God to help you make decisions. See how much better the outcome than if you follow your initial instincts. You’re not as stressed, Andrew is happier, and the FLOOR IS CLEAN and you didn’t have to do it.