Thursday, February 14, 2008

Progress

For all you mommies out there exhausted from caring for little ones ... for all of you who fear you will never read a book or even go to the bath*room without an interruption ... for those of you resigned to be a scullery maid for the next twenty years...
Let me tell you - there is hope!

Chidren do grow up. They do get to the point where their "help" is actually helpful. I'm living proof.

My Big Boys, at 13 and 11, have been helpful for several years now. They do most of my laundry and dishes. They are also good with the little ones and help their Dad with mowing and yard work.

Yesterday was M's turn to shine. She is turning out to be quite the little cook. We received a bread machine for Christmas and yesterday, with very little input from me, M. made bread all by herself! Though she has her own set of daily chores, this was the first major cooking task she's done alone. A glimpse of what life will be like as my first daughter becomes my Mama's helper!

Thank you, Lord, for showing me some fruits of my years of labor. It does get easier...

5 comments:

Janice said...

That's so encouraging. And I love how proud you are of them. You've raised them to be a delight to you and P. I want that too!!

Kate said...

Can I get an Amen?! I'm with you. It's a new found freedom in one way, yet a realization that they are *really* growing up now.

Melissa Lester said...

I was so encouraged to read this! It makes it seem worth the effort to teach them while they're little. Thanks!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

I think you wrote this for me. Oh and I enjoyed reading it! It is so encouraging to here - keep pressing on!

mom24 said...

I soooo need to hear this! I can already see the 'helper' in my 6yo boy but am still in the baby stage. I know that it wil teach them how valuable they are by giving them responibility w/in the family!