Friday, September 19, 2008

Eatin'... Workin'...and a little bit of braggin

I sent David to the produce stand the other day on his way home. I needed some goodies and as usual...he brought home some other goodies too! This time he brought home a few ears of Silver Queen corn. YUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMYYYYYY!! Anyway...
The girlies love corn and Aly loves loves loves to shuck the stuff...whatever! So she and her Daddy set about to shuck it all clean so we could enjoy it for dinner. We did enjoy it for dinner...what was left after the girls inhaled two ears of raw corn before it ever made it to the kitchen!! They sucked it down and cleaned those cobs like pro's. It was hilarious!!






Of course they had to share with Aly's jaguar (Lucy Lu) ...


and Lili's baby doll (QinQin). I mean...how rude would that be to leave them out!!


I have started giving the girls some more responsibilities around the house...chores. They are both capable of doing, so I decided...the earlier the better!! Anyway, Aly empties the dishwasher for me in the mornings, but this morning she decided that she wanted to LOAD it as well. I started to come alongside her and show her how, but she usually gets very upset and says, "MOM....I KNOW HOW TO DO IT!!!" So I decided to let her do it, then just correct what needs correcting. Seems to be working! Anyway, she loaded it and this is what it looked like.

I don't know about you, but I am MOST impressed!!!! Not too terribly much to fix here. Aly is nothing if not determined!!!


When it comes to homeschooling, I have quickly found out that Lili WILL NOT BE LEFT OUT!!!! It would seem that fact holds true in many areas...she has started sweeping the kitchen and Living Room floors with the electric sweeper each morning for me. She has a ball and actually does a pretty good job seeing that she is still two years old (three in Dec!) She moves stuff and pics up big trash by hand and takes her time.

I am so very proud of my two little apprentices!!

In HIS Mighty Grip

7 comments:

a Tonggu Momma said...

We have fallen down on the chore assigning... we really need to get on that. Loved all of the photos and especially Aly's "Ni Hao, Y'all" shirt.

Esther's mom said...

Wow! What awesome helpers you have! I can't believe they ate the corn before it was cooked...Esther won't even look at the stuff.

Rachelle said...

I love the Ni Hau Y'All T-Shirt!

prechrswife said...

What good helpers! Love Aly's shirt, too. We keep saying we need to order one for Mary Joyce, but we haven't gotten around to it yet.

Susan said...

good for you training so young! Both young ladies look like they are very capable :)

lillian08 said...

Where in the world did you get that shirt "Ni Hao Y'all"?? I have to have one for Lilli!!!!
They are such wonderful helpers!!
xo,
Jen

mom2four said...

I love the "I KNOW HOW TO DO IT" comment. I get that daily from Kya. Whew! Am I glad I'm not alone on that one. And, she did a marvelous job, marvelous darlin'. :-) My girls also love to do floors, dishes and windex (really, rubbing alcohol & water mixed). Seems to be a great way to introduce chores, start with things they love.