Another short mid-week post inspired by Brummy Mummy of 2’s Wicked Wednesdays ‘linky’.
This week’s photo is all about appreciating whatever we can, whenever we can.
At the moment I have a constant battle with my toddlers who are always trying to ‘help’ me empty the tumble dryer and/or the washing machine. Outwardly at least I am (generally) very patient and calm with them about this. I know they are just being curious about the world around them (even if it’s curiosity about my undies!)….Also one day, when they are teenagers, I may well be begging them for this help and it may not be so forthcoming. However, inwardly I can sometimes feel incredibly frustrated about seeing all my clean washing being strewn around the kitchen floor (and sometimes further afield) AGAIN.
So…. when I found our eldest child, for the first time EVER, taking it upon himself to empty the dryer in order to help me one morning, I was so appreciative I took a photo and sent it to his Daddy at work. And here is the photo 🙂
This use of initiative and willingness to help without being asked may not happen again for a while. In fact we may well just be back to the twins’ version of ‘helping me’ out from now on. However, I am appreciative that one busy weekday morning my 5-year old son had the thought and kindness to do a chore in order to ‘lighten my load’.
One for the gratitude log I think, especially as according to the scientists by logging the appreciative feeling the pleasure is prolonged.
What small thing has one of your nearest and dearest done over the last few days that you have appreciated?