Last night Daniel led Elaina in prayer. He said, "And Jesus, please heal those that are sick!" Elaina solemnly repeated, "And Jesus, please peel those that are sick!"
The other day I was telling Elaina how much I miss being a kid and that she should enjoy being a kid because adults have to do everything (thinking about paying bills, doing all the cleaning and shopping, etc.). And she pipes up, "Oh yeah! When you're big you have to wash your hands, get your own snack and get your own water!"
Hmm... if only that were all! Ha ha!
My girls have been such big helpers lately. Elaina has started doing some chores and is eager to help because I'm huge on positive reinforcement. They help and I gush because too often I find myself saying, "No!" or find myself having to correct them. I know too much can be detrimental so there are times where a polite, "Thank you" suffices. But there are times when I just give them the bubbliest praise. I absolutely love the look on their face when they know Mommy is proud of them!
*ahem* Anyway, back to my story! So one day I go grocery shopping and when I get home Elaina and Abigail are emptying bags and helping me put cold things in the fridge!
If you know me you know that I get completely engrossed in what I am doing and may not notice the things going on around me. So I'm really into putting pantry items away when I notice that some things are missing. I start looking everywhere for the food. I open the fridge... lo and behold there are cans of tomatoes and boxed popcorn in the fridge!
So the moral of the story is that if you ask a toddler to help you put groceries away and you can't find something........ check the fridge!
I had to go through my Facebook statuses to find some of these and jot them in here so I could remember. There are so many things that Elaina and Abigail have both been saying and doing but I just cannot find the file in my brain. I really want to make sure I get these memories on here more often.
What have your little chickens been up to?
(*chickens is my pet name for kids)