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Last week, I embarked on a new adventure…I attempted to clean up my bathroom while my son was around.

Normally, I clean up while he is taking naps, but on this particular day, I felt the need to go ahead and clean the bathroom right away. Besides, we were having company over and I didn’t have much time later on.

The shower stall was a mess and long overdue for a good, deep down cleaning. I was on my knees scrubbing the walls, when I looked over at my son. He was standing over the bathtub, “cleaning” the tub with his hands. He was wiping away, just like mommy. I couldn’t help but laugh and smile about his attempt to be helpful.

After much scrubbing, I turned on the shower stall to rinse the suds. All of a sudden, I noticed little hands going around me, reaching for the water. When the water splashed off his hands, he squealed and laughed with a deep belly laugh. He thought it was the best thing in the world. The joys of having a toddler!

On another note…

My son has speech therapy classes on a regular basis. It is so interesting to see how children learn. Right now, we are working on animal sounds with him. He has the cow sound down pat.

During his last class, we were working on learning about horses. His therapist had a small miniature toy horse for him to look at. We showed him the horse and told him what a horse says. We told him that a horse runs and jumps.

My son took the horse and put it on the floor very carefully so that it was standing up. Slowly, he proceeded to squat his 32lb body over on top of this half-pound miniature toy horse. He kept squatting and squatting, trying to get lower and lower, until he realized that he was too big to ride this little horse.

We laughed so hard! I was just about rolling on the floor. At least he knew that he could ride a horse.

The ironic thing about this is that while my husband and I were on vacation, I saw a really nice riding horse for our son. My husband, however, thought it was too small. Maybe we should have bought that riding horse after all…

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  • Sonya Lee Thompson June 16, 2009, 10:22 PM

    Great post! It's great when they can come alongside Mommy to lend a helping hand (or not so helping but really cute!)

    I'm coming over from the CWG facebook group – nice to meet you!

    Sonya Lee

  • Proverbs 27:19 June 16, 2009, 9:27 PM


    I guess you know that next time you have to give him a wet rag and let him "help" you. Kids really do like to be involved. While I clean the tub, I have my kids wiping the cabinets and doors down only because I don't want them playing in whatever chemical I've chosen to clean with that day, but they still feel as if they are helping.

    I love that he tried to ride the horse!


  • Anonymous June 16, 2009, 7:30 PM

    It is such a joy to share time with
    your child. The bond you share as
    mother and son is so wonderful and
    to know you have a child that looks
    and act like you is just awesome.
    love your son and always tell him
    how much you love him and spend all
    the time you can with him. A child
    will always know thier mother's
    touch and her voice. IT IS a blessing to have a loving child,
    and a greater blessing to be a good Mother.
    mama dearest


  • God, My Savior Forever! June 16, 2009, 5:24 PM

    How cute..I can totally imagine your baby..cleaning like mommy! Children find joy in the small things and that's how we should be:D

    xoxoxo Susan

    BTW….I know this is very late but you asked if I had read Supernatural Birth? YES!!! One of my good friends suggested it last year and I got it right away….AMZING! I've shared it with a few people:D Thanx for thinking of me!

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