August 13, 2008

My Little Helper

My children, although often the cause of the distractions and messes around here, are usually good helpers. I expect a lot of help from the older ones, but generally I assume the almost two year old won't be doing much. He's been surprising me lately though.

He feeds the dog (you do have to stop him before the dog gets overfed and overweight), he likes to help with laundry and turn on the dryer, and he likes to help out with his little sister. (Note, I would never, ever leave an accident prone toddler alone with a baby.) Yesterday though, I was in the kitchen and I had to put the baby down to do something.

My daughter is a big believer in attachment parenting. In fact, she believes she should always be attached to me. When I put her down on the ground, she immediately started squalling. A minute or two later, her littlest big brother came dashing in, holding a pacifier he'd found some place, and stuffed it in her mouth, saying, "Oh no. Baby cry."

And my heart might have just melted into a puddle on the floor.


Isn't it amazing how such young children have it in them to be nurturing? (did I spell that right???) Anyways, I think it's a quick peak into his character. He's on his way, slowly, to growing into a fine young man who will probably watch out for his little sister all the time. Too cute.

Posted by: Melissa at August 13, 2008 10:17 AM

That is so sweet. :)

Posted by: Jennifer at August 13, 2008 10:41 AM

Sounds a lot like our two-year-old. So sweet! Of course, after giving Daniel his pacifier, Isaac will turn around and bite his big brother. Just because... (he's still a guy?)

Posted by: Lenise at August 14, 2008 09:20 PM

Those are the moments one lives for, as a mommy.

Posted by: Another Jordana at August 20, 2008 09:13 AM