Tuesday, October 27

pee on the floor and other news

Just now, as Tyler and I were eating lunch, he asked me, "Mom, do I have a pull-up on or underwear on?" As you can imagine this sent off little alarms in my head. I turned to look at him and tell him he had underwear on, just in time to see that look cross his face. If you've spent any time at all around little kids, particularly when they are relieving themselves, you know what look I'm talking about. The look of "I feel so much better", which in this case was immediately followed by the look of realization that "I guess I'm not wearing a pull-up".

On Sunday Alexis wanted to help with dinner, and I told her no. So she said, "well, what can I help with?" As a joke I told her she could load the dishwasher. I thought she would scoff at the idea, but she literally jumped at the chance. She asked how to do it, I gave her some quick and basic instructions, figuring she'd be bored of it in a minute and went back to my business. Twenty minutes later Alexis is still there and most of the dishes are in the dishwasher. There are a few really amazing parts of this story.
1. She wouldn't leave until she was certain that she got every dirty dish in there.
2. The only thing she did wrong was turn the cups right side up instead of upside down.
It was possibly one of the cutest things she's ever done. She even put the silverware in according to category, like all the forks in one slot and all the spoons in another. And she's like her father, she washed off the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher.

Not that I would EVER consider doing this, but if I were to rank my children according to favorites right now, can you guess what the order would be? Even if I did play favorites, at least they've got each other right?
I love when they sit like this on the couch, and they do this quite often. They truly love each other and it makes me so happy.

In other news, it's snowing today. And I mean SNOWING! In my ever eloquent way I thought of how I could summarize my feelings on the snow, and it goes like this: Oh crap.

And to think, just days ago we were warm, playing here:
It's really a shame.

5 comments:

Glen and Rachel said...

Wow, I am mega impressed! With the dishes, that is... You should reward her generously so she'll want to keep doing it. Every day. For the rest of her life in your home, haha!

Reynolds Family said...

I feel your pain about the snow. I really do.

But in the meantime, I would love Alexis to teach Katelee how to do the dishes! Can Alexis come visit?! :)

Cindy said...

Aren't kids great??? Tell Alexis to keep up the good work! You could use her and you would never have to do dishes again! Isn't that why we have kids???? JK

lindseyj said...

Go Alexis! We need to have her come over & show Chrish how to do the dishes :)

Shelise said...

Yeah for you, you're gonna have to change your blog title to "No Dirty Dishes". I wish I could say that. And she is wearing the dress you made, cute... except I really need to see a picture of her posing in her dress to really see how cute it is. Anyway, see you tomorrow!!!