Saturday, January 26, 2013
This is one competent 7 year old!
This afternoon I fell asleep while the kids were watching their movie. Two hours later I woke up to find that the kids had put themselves in quiet time, and Jonathan, who said he "didn't want to be in the bedroom and disturb me" had CLEANED THE HOUSE.  I couldn't believe my eyes.  He had put all the toys and art supplies away (no small feat, after our busy morning!) put away the food from lunch time, organized my desk, and wiped down all the counters and the table.  Oh, and rinsed the dishes and started the dishwasher.  This is what the house looked like when I got up.

Kitchen:


Table:


Living room:


Desk:


He even lined up my pens.  I may have walked around with a stunned expression for awhile.

And then praised and thanked him extravagantly.  Because you know what?  That was an extravagant gift that he gave me. 

And it was definitely the best way to wake up EVER! :)


posted at 8:54 PM  
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3 Comments:
At 9:14 PM, Blogger palmermom said...

Way to go, Jonathan! I'm very impressed!

 
At 12:44 PM, Blogger Amber said...

Wow, that is awesome!! Way to go, Jonathan! Most it great having kids who are a little older and can help??

 
At 11:08 AM, Blogger Bethany said...

I LOVE it! What an amazing boy! (And it gives a little window into his heart and how he shows love.)

 

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