Moments like this make us stop and enjoy what we have been blessed with. As most of you know our little family just moved. We moved literally down the street and around the corner. I would like to say I have never moved into a two story house before, and even though we hired movers to do all the grunt work, I was looking for a place to crawl and hide to take a nap around 3:00. I was exhausted. Not to mention my husband whom I think has a little energizer battery in there instead of a pacemaker, his motivation is amazing.
Well last night I got home from work and cooked dinner for the children. After dinner I looked at all the dishes in the sink and thought how tired I was. I moved on to one of the million projects that are awaiting me. Taylor moved the stool over to the sink and my natural response was telling her "Not right now, we have so much to do." This is one of Taylor's favorite places to be, she LOVES water. Well I let her go at it after she said, "Mommy I want to do the dishes!" Who would argue with that?! Not me, not right now. So I let her, I reminded her she didn't need a whole bottle of soap for one dish, to which she replied, "I know Mommy, I just need a little, I promise."
Well Taylor sat at the sink for about 1/2 hour singing little songs and washing the dishes. I didn't even want to look at the mess she was making because I didn't want to ruin the moment. Her little voice carried throughout the house and she was happy and entertained.
After she was all done and left the room, I went and checked the damage. To my surprise I still had a full bottle of soap and a neat stack of perfectly polished dishes! I was truly amazed and so proud. My little 3 year old can do dishes perfectly. (I wonder what else she can do, do you think she is too young to do laundry?) ;)
We are a close knit family of four, living the life, taking it day by day. Our children keep us constantly in motion, running through the days. We have to remind eachother to stop and smell the roses. These are the best years of our lives.