Little children get so excited to do work if it means they can be helpers. They love the opportunity to do the things that mom and dad do. And of course it's even more exciting for them when it is something they've never done before. Today I was able to see our children enjoy "work" when they helped me wash our van. They were so involved in the task that I had a really difficult time getting them to stop washing! But I am so thankful that bird doody is no longer splattered all over our van!!
So, let's make sure to take advantage of these opportunities when our children want to help. Sure, it often means a little extra work or a little extra mess but how wonderful for them to feel a sense of accomplishment and pride in their work.