Sunday, May 4, 2008


I was raised in a family where we all worked and played together and I cherish all of those family memories. So, I have to post this one for my mom and dad---sure love you and thank you for teaching me how to work hard!

Mace has started to be such a big helper. He is always asking, "Do you have a job for me, mom?" I just smile and always give him something to do---he is now able to do so many things on his own and it sure makes him proud--- One of his favorite jobs is unloading the silverware in the dishwasher---he can match all the utensils and I let him do the butter knives---which he thinks is so cool. He saves all the sharp stuff for me and then takes all the dishes out for me to put in the high cupboards and then proceeds to add the soap for the next load----love this big helper of mine!

Some of the other jobs Mace loves to do:
*Bake bread and sweet treats:)
*Put wheat in the wheat grinder---because it sounds like a jet plane:)
*Make his bed (well, put all his animals on top of his bed----that is what he thinks "making his bed" means)
*Anything in the Garden (he worked a straight hour by my side loading all my weeds I pulled into his dump truck and then dumping it in the green waste! Planting all the pea and carrot seeds in the ground)
*Washing ANYTHING with the hose
*Pushing the vacuum around (for a little while until he informs that he needs a break :))
*Great at sorting toys and always tells John that he put things up wrong
*Planting flowers and picking my boquets of DANDYLIONS:)
*Awesome HANGER HUNTER (when I am ironing, I can always count on him to count the perfect amount of hangers for the shirts I have ironed)
*When the dryer dings----he unloads everything to the chair so he can clean out the lint:)
*Sorting laundry into color piles---and he will usually correct me once or twice:)
*Office -- paper shreader!
*Stitchery designer assistant... (I was just informed I need to make something "COOL"----flowers just don't do it for Mace, so we are working on a tractor and a stack of sport balls---he loves to draw when mommy draws:)
*Reading books to Keston (not really reading yet, but he will tell Keston all about every picture----I love listening to this. One of those Motherhood Moments!)


chipandkenna said...

What a great little guy!- My two good stand a lesson, they work better in reverse as the destruction team.
I would love a stitchery with tractors!- Rigdon abosulutely loves tractors so that would be something fun to put in his room! Your designs are so cute!

A & D said...

So fun! And i need your bread recipe, I love to try new ones! people often think i'm crazy for baking bread!
I love when my kids help - and I hope it continues forever - J likes all the same jobs mace does, so fun!
And, as always, your stitchery is fantastic!