honored me with an afternoon and evening of help,
unsolicited, around the house.
Jonathan picked up the Living Room
and Dining Room, organizing the school
books and papers.
Still Life: Shelf with Books
He managed to get me
to agree that several things could be
thrown away...I love every piece of paper
they have done schoolwork on and want to
keep it all...I can't!
Then he went downstairs and organized and
put things away. The air hockey table is
no longer the base for his Heroscape Set.
Now, we can move it over to the church so
all of the kids can enjoy it.
After this he went outside and mowed.
Crazy! I couldn't believe it.
While Jonathan was doing all of this,
Chelsea convinced me to teach her to
So we went off to the
store and picked up the ingredients.
She made a lovely lasagna and salad
for our dinner last evening. The table
was set by mid afternoon and it was lovely.
Chelsea cleaned the bathroom and her own room
then ran the sweeper.
Mother and Daughter with Vacuum
She was Jonathan's manager. Telling him what
needed to be done and keeping him on task.
There was an obvious sense of accomplishment
in both kids. Not because they have never
helped around the house...but because they
were doing it this time from an attitude of blessing.
They truly enjoyed giving and I truly enjoyed
watching them complete their missions.
Mikey was working hard at his real job...so
he could not enter into this fun. Just so you know
he was not being selfish...
Have a great day!
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