3 years ago
Friday, August 14, 2009
I guess I can let them grow up...
Today I decided to let the kiddos grow up. Just a little. I've got a lot of things I'd rather do myself than let the kids learn how to do. Mostly because of the potential mess or potential for not doing it the way I like it. For example: cracking eggs. I let Ben crack the eggs for our Family Birthday cake (we call our anniversary our family's birthday...11 years today!) I let him do it and he did a marvelous job. He's 9, I guess that's old enough, eh? I let Courtney use a cookie scoop to scoop the cake mix into the cupcake papers. She actually did it without making much more mess than I would make. Hmm. Seven year olds can do a pretty good job I suppose. I got out the vacuum and asked Johnny, age 4, to vacuum the living room. I gave him a little tutelage and he did a great job, considering the size and weight of the vacuum. It's not perfect, but he did it by himself! The kids loved doing the jobs I gave them and all proved themselves worthy. I need to remember this and keep letting them try new things and greater responsibilities. That's much more important than a perfectly clean house or messless cooking, I'd say.