I was awakened by the cutest little scene this morning:
As I came to my senses I thought – how is his toast ready if I am in bed.
I came into the kitchen to see that Brooke had found our toaster in a bottom cabinet, lifted the 10 lb appliance to the counter pulled up a kitchen table chair to the counter and plugged the toaster in. Whereby she fetched the bread out of the fridge and retrieved two slices – one for her and one for
I asked her, “Did you make toast for you and Tyler?”
She replied very perkily and extremely proud, “YES, I CAN DO THINGS BY MYSELF NOW!!” Then she thought about a millisecond and said, “I AM GOING TO MAKE MY BED NOW BY MYSELF.” And she left her uneaten piece of toast and skipped off to her room to make her bed.
I just marveled about how cute the whole thing was.
Just a day before, we had gone over to Grandma and Grandpa Wayne’s house to meet and walk over to get Dairy Queen with Brooke and Tyler's 3 cousins that live a few blocks away. Granma and Grandpa had offered to get something for each of the kids under $2. After we did that the kids and their 2 cousins were playing with the large dollhouse Grandpa had cleaned off and fixed up and had then glued together all the furniture. He had spend a lot of time getting everything ready for the kids to enjoy.
After playing for a few minutes Brooke looked very concerned and said to Grandpa, “But Grandpa, where is the front door?”
He replied, “Oh, I have been putting things together and spending all this time cleaning it…Grandpa has been busy.”
That did not satisfy her, “But Grandpa, where is the front door?”
Again, he went into the long winded explanation of, “Grandpa has been busy cleaning everything and gluing the furniture together and I have taken all this time to get everything done. Grandpa has been trying hard!”
“Well,” Brooke says with certainty, “TRY HARDER!”
From the mouth of babes!