Believe it or not my 5 year old, when she wants to, can be an exceptional help. Normally, I am in full on crazy "gotta get it done" mode and just whiz past her when she is offering to help. I know there are lessons to be learned in letting her help but sometimes the mess I get in return is just not worth it to me. I know, awful , awful woman I am. But today, I let my little Cinderella help. She was all into rinsing the dishes until she realized it was kinda gross and not really as much fun as she had apparently previously thought. Right in the middle of all the excitement, Bella: "Umm, Mom! I don't really care for this!" Me:" Really? Cause it's my favorite thing to do." Bella (completely vexed)"REALLY?" Me: "No, not really. Sometimes, in life, we have to do things we don't like because we are supposed to or have to." Bella: "Yeah, well , I don't like that rule!" (Me neither baby, me neither.) Look at that, I did some completely accidental good mothering..."Go
Really don't know why Bella was so upset, it wasn't like she had to do dishes in a third world country...like I had the privilege of doing on vacation to visit family in Mexico when I was a kid.This is not a picture of me, but it was how I had to do the dishes when we went to Mexico. Bella has it easy! Maybe I should show her the picture , when she's a little older to put things into perspective! Happy Mothering!