Friday, September 3, 2010

Let Your Children Help You

I ran across this home video the other day. Is it not the most precious thing? The excitement in a child over simple indulgences like teddy grahams and oreos.

My children are growing up so fast. They are now 11 and 13. When I look back on this video, I'm so thankful I let my daughter help out. For me, unloading groceries can be a chore - but for her - it was an exciting adventure not knowing what she would pull out of the bag next!

Our children can slow us down sometimes. They won't do things exactly in the way we'd prefer them to do things - but the time we invest in letting them help us is priceless. Not only because they learn how to be responsible, serve, and help out - but because the view of life from a child's heart is simply marvelous. They can take the everyday mundane, and make it something you'll always treasure. They can make it downright "yummy." :)

1 comment:

Zhanna said...

Just yesterday I came home from the grocery store with bags and bags. I was tired and so not in the mood since I had to carry all of them 3 flights of stairs to our apartment. Not to mention a bag filled with beverages fell on my toes. Yet my girls were so excited, helping me unpack all the bags one by one, with squels of delight and "thank you sooo much mama for buying this". It warmed my heart to see them turn such a mundane task into an exciting moment.