Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Child Labor

In the spirit of trying to get everything done and keeping my children from watching too much TV, I think I may have broken the child labor laws this afternoon. Actually I'm sure I didn't and they were having fun and have no clue what they were doing was actually helpful.

You see it all started while I was trying to get dinner ready and realized I needed to wash bottles for tomorrow. This little light bulb went off and I thought "Rehm and Charlotte LOVE to play in the water, the bottles need washing, hmmm, could it be? Could I really entertain them AND end up with clean bottles?"

So I got them all set up, Rehm washing - since he is older and more coordinated - and Charlotte rinsing. They got about half of them done before they started splashing and sticking their faces and hair in the water, so then the lost the "privilege" of washing any more bottles. Yes I called it a privilege and yes they were upset to have to stop. No this won't be the last time I have them do this task :)

Another funny from last night. Charlotte starts crying around 11:00 and calling me. I go in her room. Here is the conversation that follows:

Charlotte: Mommy, I need to tell you something.
Me: What is it Charlotte, what do you need?
Charlotte: Mommy, quit bothering me!
Me: Is that ALL you needed to tell me?
Charlotte: Yes!

Yes ladies and gentlemen, Charlotte summonsed me from bed just to tell me to leave her alone! If you know Charlotte this is probably not too surprising. She definitely keeps me on my toes and laughing (well most of the time).

Ruby has already been up three times screaming so it is looking like a long night ahead. I'm assuming it is her ear again and so thankful we have an appointment with the ENT tomorrow.

Have a wonderful evening.

1 comment:

Brenna and Molly said...

Heeheehee! I did the same thing myself a few weeks ago.

http://brennaandmolly.blogspot.com/2007_01_01_archive.html Jan 12

Cinderella had it good compared to these kids!