Thursday, June 17, 2010

Home Economics

There is nothing saying that only girls should be taught to work around the home.  I believe wholeheartedly that a couple should work TOGETHER in their home to make it a happy place.  Fro some families that means Mom takes care of everything IN the house while Dad takes care of everything OUTSIDE.  Some it means Mom takes care of everything at home while Dad just brings in a pay check.

While ours is similar to my first example, there are a couple things that Link does for me once in a while because I HATE doing them: doing the dishes and folding laundry.  I will put the dishes away, I will cook, I will serve the food, I will wash the laundry and I will put it away, but the actual process of cleaning the dishes and folding the laundry is a hang-up for me and I hate doing them.

Sooooo what is the point in this rambling?  In case my boys ever end up marrying a woman like me who hates certain chores around the house, I asked Thing 1 yesterday if he wanted to learn how to load the dishwasher.  I was mostly joking, and figured he'd be watching while I actually did it.

Boy was I wrong.  I was practically kicked out of the kitchen except to go check on how things were going.  He made sure the silverware from the previous load was put away, loaded the dishwasher (with a couple pointers from afar), put the soap in, and started it.

And Thing 2 *ahem* helped.

On a similar note, when I went to empty the dishwasher today, Thing 1 practically leapt out of his chair at the table (which you can see in the distance of the picture) where he was quietly coloring and drawing pictures for everyone, and insisted on helping me put away the dishes so he could reload the dishwasher.

I love that boy ♥