I am blessed with very helpful children. At 2 & 4 years old they find it exciting to help Mommy or Daddy with whatever task we're working on. I'm praying this enthusiasm for help around the house doesn't wane in the preteen and teenage years. While the helpful attitude is much appreciated, the actual "help" provided is not always so helpful and can sometimes really slow us down when we have things we need to get done. Therefore, there are occasions where we encourage their busy little hands in helping us and other times where we think of some different task they can help with so we can finish what needs doing.
Tonight was a night I was happy to encourage McGee when he asked if he could cut up the vegetables for our vegetable soup. Initially I didn't see how he could help cut the carrots or the onion, but then he grabbed hold of the broccoli, asked for a dinner knife and away he went cutting it all perfectly for our soup! Thank you McGee for your contribution to our dinner, your careful attention to safety and thoroughness did not go unnoticed and Mommy is very proud of you and the little man you are becoming. I love you my little broccoli cutter!