It's strange to me how the same little boy who runs around the house knocking pillows off the couch, DVD's out of the rack, every toy emptied out, etc. can desire to be so helpful. I've really enjoyed watching Lucas' desire to help bloom. Here are a few things he has done the past few months:
- He saw Lydia was fussy because she was hungry and I wasn't moving fast enough to get her meal ready. So, Lucas went to the refrigerator, peeled a clementine orange and gave it to her to hold her over. So sweet!
- He loves to help unload the dishwasher. Usually I let him put away the silverware and plastic dishes. Yesterday, while I was sauteing mushrooms for Lydia's breakfast my knife wasn't very sharp, so I attempted to sharpen it (I think I made it worse). Later in the morning as we were unloading the dishwasher I heard a strange noise. As I turned around I saw Lucas "sharpening" the handle of a butter knife with one of the attachments to my hand held beaters. I got such a chuckle out of that! So observant!
- When Lydia falls down he tries to help lift her back up. We've been trying to teach him that he needs to put his hands under her armpits to lift and not around her neck. (Hmm, maybe he's not trying to help...)
- For a long time now he has enjoyed assisting us in brewing our morning coffee. He just loves to help grind the beans (under extreme supervision of course).
- Vacuuming is like play time! Together we chant "push, pull, push, pull" while he helps guide the vacuum. It takes forever, but I sure don't want to squelch the desire to help clean. I'll take all the help I can get!
- And like most boys, if Brian is working on a project that involves screwdrivers, hammers, etc. he is daddy's right hand man!