Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Helper Boy

Dan loves to be with me all the time. He follows me around (usually crying) and he just wants to be doing what I am doing. This seems to be especially true when I am trying to get the dishes done.

Except that Dan is more of a hindrance than a help when it comes to the dishes. He is always taking all the spoons out and putting them in his mouth (whether they are dirty or clean, it doesn't matter). And he loves to try and take the bottom rack out so that he can stand on the dishwasher door.

It drives me crazy! It makes the dishes take twice as long as they normally do and I am constantly putting him downstairs while I am doing dishes so that he will stop playing with the dirty dishes.

But Dan just perceives this as an awesome game and chases me back up the stairs laughing and resumes his playing with the dishes and the dishwasher.

Maybe he wants to be a helper boy, but right now he is just a wild boy.


Marie said...

Damon's the same way with dishes. He wants to help, but I can get it done much faster without him. But pretty soon they won't want to help us so I guess we gotta let them help while they still want to.

Laura said...

Hmmmm! I used to have 7 little helpers who wanted to help me do the dishes, vacuum, put the laundry away, dust, cook, etc. Why is it that when they are old enough to really help independently, they don't want to? Take advantage of their willingness now. It's a precious time of childhood.