KNOCK ON WOOD as I write this. I feel the risk of provoking the Law of Murphy is one I’m willing to take in order to record what’s been happening over the past few days at our house.
The girls have been so kind. So helpful. And so PROACTIVE. It’s amazing.
The last three mornings generally have been really good. The girls are getting up, playing with the kitties, brushing their teeth, getting dressed, and doing what they’re supposed to do…with little prompting from me. It’s been so refreshing!
Monday was the first time I took note of something really special. Nana A was coming to the house that day, so we try to have things in good order. I asked Baby A to put something in the recycle bin. She did…and then she proactively put the rest of the little pile in the trash where it belonged. That was small…but it struck me and made me proud. She wasn’t just doing what I’d asked…she was thinking about what else needed to be done.
While this was going on downstairs, B was upstairs. I’d already written a note to Nana A, telling her we didn’t get the girls’ playrooms ready to be vacuumed, just to skip that for this visit. Unbeknownst to me, B was up there, getting everything put away!!! I was floored!!! It’s not unusual that my request to clean up is met with, “BUT I CAN’T DO IT BY MYSELF!” (even if I’m right there alongside). It was an August morning miracle, for sure. Wowza!!!
And then, the past two nights, the girls have had their beds straightened and pulled down…their pajamas waiting…washcloths and toothbrushes and flossers lined up…everything ready for bedtime.
Of course I’m lavishing praise on the girls for how they’ve been behaving, how proactively they’ve been working together. That’s been met with big smiles and hugs. And then, Baby B said last night, “We decided together to help you.”
Wow. Melt my heart…and give me confidence these young ladies are growing up just fine.