A while ago, I wrote about how our older son likes to “help” me with my chores around the house. More recently, I posted about our younger son’s love of throwing things. Today, I can happily report that the little boy has adopted his brother’s penchant for helping. He has melded it beautifully with his hunger to throw stuff.
Whenever we take a load of laundry out of the dryer, we take the basket upstairs and dump it out on our bed for sorting. This is perfect for the little boy, because not only does he love to throw things and be helpful, he also loves to be on our bed. Once established on our bed, he swings into action in his desire to serve his parents.
Goals are important to this little helper, regardless of how far afield his goals stray from ours in completing the task at hand. His goal in helping us with the laundry is to throw it all on the floor as quickly as possible, and thus help us make our bed look neat and tidy again.
The level of industry he displays in helping us cast our clean laundry to the floor is admirable. The bed looks fresh and new in no time. That would be enough for most children, but our boy goes above and beyond. Everybody knows that pillows are an unnecessary eyesore that all parents wish removed from their beds, if only they could find someone who could complete the job cheaply and efficiently.
Well, while you struggle with the unsightly mound of pillows blemishing the aesthetics of your bed, my boy takes all these daunting worries out of his parents’ way. It is quite a heavy weight off of our shoulders to know that we will not need to call in a professional to do this work for us. Who says kids won’t make your life any easier?
What a considerate little man. And he’s handsome too, so that helps.
Fortunately, he was able to dodge all of my “appearance” DNA.
Ha, love the eyes peaking above the pillows. Cutie!
But you don’t want to see him get angry. That cutie can turn ugly on a dime.
Found your blog via Don of all Trades. Love how thorough your little guy is. Think of the possibilities.
Don can always be found at the center of things. He’s like the traffic cop of the blogosphere. Meanwhile, I just want to get my laundry put away.
Great post, Scott!
Thanks, Sandy. I just let the pictures do my talking.
It’s rare to have so many action shots of a superhero at work. 🙂
When you live every day among superheroes, you learn to keep the camera handy.