Wednesday, May 16, 2007

My Little Helper Part II

Avery has helped me put clothes in the dryer for a while now. I'm beginning to think she's a perfectionist (or obsessive compulsive) like her momma because I'll set the clothes on the door to the dryer, and she'll shove them in. If they get piled up too high in the front, it bothers her, and she'll squirm until she's balanced on the door and arranges the clothes until they are all even from front to back.

The other day she ran up to the door of the laundry room while I was putting a load into the washing machine. "Avery do dat!" was what I heard, and she promptly started handing me clothes. For the second load later on, she was not pleased to just hand me clothes. She wanted to "do it self!"

So, I pulled a stool up to the washing machine and started handing her clothes. She was quick to arrange them in the washer just as even as in the dryer. At one point it started spinning before we finished putting the clothes in and she said, "close up!" and slammed the lid.

I'm glad she is already a hard worker at such a young age. I know these little chores will not be so much fun once she's 12 or 13, but I have pictures to prove that she once did enjoy it.

8 comments:

Kenny Simpson said...

She is a good helper.

JSM said...

She looks so grown up in that first pic!

jon said...

She's not a chunky monkey anymore:(

Stacy said...

That is so sweet! It is so cute but can also be so frustrating to see a toddler want to "help"! Lawson's phrase that we hear all the time is "I want to do it My By Self!"

Happy Washing! :)

Sunny said...

Fun! Joshua loves to help load the dryer and Abby Kate loves to help me with the folding. It can be frustrating waiting on them to do it their way, but I'm trying to get all of the help that I can from them now. Unfortunately, it will come to an end one day! Avery looks so cute. She is growing up way too fast!

Jamey said...

Ah..folding..Avery likes to 'help' with that too. It's really funny though because with some loads it really does help. For instance, whites: she picks out all of the socks. When I finish folding the shirts, all of the socks are laid out and ready to be matched. Colors: she picks out all of the underwear...and it always ends up around her neck like a pile of necklaces!

The Canterburys said...

You should snap a picture of that too! Then break it out at her High School graduation open house.

She sounds like a sweet little girl.

katskloset said...

Jamey, you got it goin' on, dear. She's having fun now and by the time she realizes it's WORK, you'll have her hooked, LOL

Lov ya, MamaKat